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Hall of Valor: History of the Medal of Honor

Doug Sterner

Hall of Valor: Medal of Honor

Doug Sterner, Contributing Editor and Curator of the Military Times Hall of Valor, discusses the origin of the Medal of Honor and how valor awards have evolved over the years.

A history of the Medal of Honor

For more than 150 years, the Medal of Honor has been the U.S. military's highest award for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Here is a look at the Medal of Honor by the numbers.