Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor (MOH) is the highest military decoration
awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on
members of the United States armed forces who distinguish
themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the
risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while
engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."
Because of these conditions, it is often awarded posthumously.
24th Infantry Division MEDAL OF HONOR recipients; those with an asterisk before their names were awarded posthumously.
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Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second
highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of
the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life
in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit
the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree to
be above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations
but not meeting the criteria for the Medal of Honor.
24th Division DSC recipients: Korean War World War II
The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States armed forces for valor in the face of the enemy. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States not justifying one of the two higher awards. The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the armed forces, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism involving one of the following actions:
In action against an enemy of the United States
While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force
While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party
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