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Old September 27th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Twisted Sister View Post
I had a few contracts in the Pentagon in 1979 and one in the war room. There were only Women's and Men's restrooms used by officers, enlisted and civilians combined. There were stairwells but there were also giant ramps going from one floor to the next that everybody used. No elevators except for a few freight elevators used only for freight. I forget which floor but it was not the first floor that had an alcove with all of the Medal of Honor winners. The great majority of the Medal of Honor winners were in the Civil War and an emotional experience for me.
So many were from the Civil War for the simple reason the MOH originated during the Civil War, created by President Abraham 1861.
There were no medals for individual acts of bravery prior to that time. May have been one awarded during the Mexican-American War but I'm not sure. And I don't believe any more were created until WWI.
So basically if you did something brave during the Civil War you got a MOH, there was no such thing as a Navy Cross or DSC, etc, etc. to give you. It was the MOH or nothing.
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Old September 30th, 2016, 08:43 AM   #12
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The only US Coastguard serviceman to be awarded the Medal of Honor was posthumously for actions at Guadalcanal.
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