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Volume Listing > Volume 36 > Wisconsin and the medal of honor

Kent, Alan Edmond, 1925- "Wisconsin and the medal of honor"


Wisconsin and the Medal of Honor: The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for bravery that originated in the Navy in 1861. Abuses of the Medal occurred during and after the Civil War, however, when Civil War veterans would apply for the Medal decades after their act of bravery and when too many Medals were awarded to soldiers and seamen. The article documents servicemen from Wisconsin who received the Medal during WWI, WWII and the Korean Campaign. Each description documents the act for which the serviceman received the prestigious award. After WWI, many of the recipients of the award were killed in battle. (9 pages)

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Citation: Kent, Alan Edmond, 1925- "Wisconsin and the medal of honor" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 36 /Issue: 2 (1952-1953)

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