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Jewish Biographies:
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients


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The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration an American servicemember can recieve for outstanding heroism and bravery in battle. It is bestowed by the President upon a soldier in any of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty."

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,459 servicemembers.
At least 16 Jewish soldiers have been awarded the medal.


Sources: Jewish Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor; Seymour "Sy" Brody

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