Hall of Fame Inductees
Denotes Medal of Honor
What is the Medal of Honor?
The Medal of Honor
is awarded by the President in the name of Congress to a person who,
while a member of the military, distinguishes himself or herself
conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life or
her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action
against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military
operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while
serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict
against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a
The deed performed must have been one of
personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly
distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have involved
risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will
be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration
will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.
Extracted from: Chapter 3-6, Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards) dated 25 February 1995.