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The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces.

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The Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) is a military award of the United States military which was created on January 11, 1996 by President Bill Clinton under Executive Order 12985. The medal is a theater service award which is presented to those service members who engage in "significant activity" for which no other campaign or service medal is authorized.

The oldest and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together...The oldest recipient is Nicholas Oresko, age 95, where as the youngest is Dakota Meyer, age 23. This is amazing

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The Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) is an award of the U.S. military and was established on January 11th, 1996. The AFSM is given to personnel who partake in "significant activity" for which no other service or campaign medal is accredited. The term "significant activity" is determined by theater commanders and is usually deemed to be participation in a U.S. military operation considered to hold a high degree of scope, impact, and international significance.

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Army SSG. Michael H. Ollis, 24, of Staten Island, New York. Died August 28, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.. Died in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit and other NATO forces came under attack by insurgents using IEDs, small-arms, and indirect fire. RECIPIENT OF SILVER STAR & ARMED FORCES GOLD MEDAL OF POLAND FOR…

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US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

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Charlton Heston-Army Air Forces-WW2-1944-radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell/Co. F 2nd Batt 1966-Vietnam/for 6 years he held the nations highest security clearance because he narrated highly classified military films/He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Actor

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Private 1st Class Harold Gonsalves, U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor award winner as a result of brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II April 15, 1945.

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At long last, veteran receives his POW Medal

At long last, a Wisconsin WWII veteran receives his POW Medal. Dale Ellington fights back tears as his wife, Rose, pins his Prisoner of War Medal to his jacket on Sunday at the Veterans Home

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