Definition of Medal of Honor in English:

Medal of Honor

(also Congressional Medal of Honor)

Pronunciation

noun

  • The highest US military decoration, awarded by Congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

    ‘His father was awarded the Medal of Honor in the first world war, in the marines.’
    • ‘I think they had the highest proportion of Congressional Medals of Honor to their population, and they have been exceedingly quiet about their role in the war.’
    • ‘The President also nominated each of these brave women for the Congressional Medal of Honor.’
    • ‘Raymond is given a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics.’
    • ‘He picks up a letter of citation about a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.’