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How many Medal of Honor does Afghanistan have?

Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020

Medal of Honor: Meet The 16 heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan who received the nation's highest honor. Of the roughly 2.5 million service members who have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade, just 16 have received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor.

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People also ask, how many Medal of Honor recipients does Afghanistan have?

Of the 71 living recipients, two earned their Medals of Honor in World War II, five in the Korean War, 49 in the Vietnam War, 14 in the War in Afghanistan and one in the War in Iraq. One earned his medal while serving in the U.S. Air Force, 50 in the U.S. Army, 12 in the U.S. Marine Corps, and eight in the U.S. Navy.

Similarly, how much money does a Medal of Honor recipient receive? Every Medal of Honor recipient is entitled to a monthly stipend on top of all other pay or retirement benefits. This stipend was originally $10 a month in 1916 but has climbed to $1,299 per month. The recipient's base retirement pay is also raised by 10 percent.

Also asked, how many Medal of Honor recipients are there total?

The President of the United States, in the name of the United States Congress, has awarded more than 3520 Medals of Honor including 19 second awards to the nation's soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861.

How many Medal of Honors have been awarded in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Every one of the four medals awarded during the war in Iraq went to posthumous recipients: two were from the Army, one was from the Navy and one was a Marine. 14 American servicemen have received the Medal of Honor for their actions in Afghanistan with three of them presented posthumously.

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Elicia Benktib


Do officers have to salute Medal of Honor winners?

Officially, there is no law or military regulation requiring all servicemembers to salute Medal of Honor recipients, but you are allowed to do so when the recipient is physically wearing the medal, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. But wearing the medal also brings added responsibility.

Pearle Yeardsley


Can you refuse a Medal of Honor?

Unless it is a medal of honor there isn't going to be much attention from it. No, you can't refuse it if it has already been awarded. You may ask to not be nominated for a medal prior to it being submitted but that is assuming you know you're being nominated.

Dilbag Rapun


How many Medal of Honors did Obama give?

President Barack Obama awarded 123 medals, the most ever, followed by President Ronald Reagan with 102 medal recipients. Two people, Ellsworth Bunker and Colin Powell, are two-time recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Aladina Busche


Katerine Awerichkin


Has anyone received 2 Medals of Honor?

Perhaps the most notable two-time Medal of Honor recipients are Smedley Butler and Dan Daly, both Marines who began their careers in the late-19th century before serving in World War I. Dan Daly received his two Medals of Honor for actions in China and Haiti in 1900 and 1915.

Tigran Pflaumer


Who has the most medal of honors?

To date, the maximum number of Medals of Honor earned by any service member has been two. The last living individual to be awarded two Medals of Honor was John J. Kelly 3 Oct 1918; the last individual to receive two Medals of Honor for two different actions was Smedley Butler, in 1914 and 1915.

Ohiane Jivin


What branch has the most Medal of Honor winners?

These figures represent Medal of Honor recipients from each conflict and branch of the military.

DOD Service Branches Recipients
Army 2404
Navy 746
Marine Corps 297
Air Force 17

Hongxia Duron


What city has the most Medal of Honor recipients?

All you guys turn out to be heroes!” In 1993 Colorado Representative Scott McInnis had read into the Congressional Record information about Pueblo and it's recipients of the Medal of Honor. He cited at that time that it was the only city to have this record of four living recipients from the same hometown.

Teodosio Petite


What are the top 3 military medals?

Do You Know These 6 Important Military Medals of America?
  1. Medal of Honor. The most prestigious of all U.S. military decorations, the Medal of Honor (sometimes informally called the “Congressional Medal of Honor”) is the highest medal any U.S. service member can receive.
  2. Distinguished Service Cross.
  3. Navy Cross.
  4. Air Force Cross.
  5. Distinguished Flying Cross.
  6. Purple Heart Medal.

Delcy Winkelnkemper


Has a civilian ever received the Medal of Honor?

Created in 1861 as a Navy medal, there have been 3,513 Medals of Honor bestowed, with roughly half going to veterans of the U.S. Civil War. The medal is generally given only to U.S. military members, but in the history of the United States, eight civilians have received the honor for their actions on the battlefield.

Xira Nothof


Can a Marine be a SEAL?

There is no such thing as joining the Marine Corp then going to BUD/S program. You can join the Marines - BUT you have to get out of the Marines and join the Navy to go to BUD/S. See the Navy SEAL and SWCC official site for more information.

Shuhui Ortiz De Zarate


Why is the Medal of Honor star upside down?

The actual reason for an upside down star on this prestigious medal is because it IS prestigious. They wanted a star, among other things it represented the states, but try hanging a "right way up" star on a ribbon or neckpiece. Especially a ribbon, as you would only be able to use one small chain/link to hang it.

Yulissa Carriazo


Has anyone won the Medal of Honor three times?

Colonel Robert L. Howard was one such fighting man. Not only was he awarded the Medal of Honor, he was recommended for it three separate times.

Kasem Howarth


Are WWII medals worth anything?

Value of medals from World War 2
Campaign medals include the War Medal, which was issued to anyone who served over 28 days in the armed forces. The 1939-45 star is also a common campaign medal. Gallantry medals from WWII tend to be more valuable than campaign medals because they are rarer.

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Who received the last Medal of Honor?

The latest Medal of Honor recipient is being honored for tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Captain Florent A. Groberg, US Army (Ret), receives the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry from President Barack Obama.

Christena Bienhuls


Who was the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor?

William Harvey Carney was the first African American to perform an action for which a Medal of Honor was awarded, but Robert Blake was the first to actually receive the Medal (Blake's was issued in 1864, Carney did not receive his until 1900).

Prima Gutensohn


Is it illegal to buy a Medal of Honor?

Is it illegal to sell the Medal of Honor? It is illegal to buy, sell, barter, or manufacture any decorations or medals authorized by Congress for the United States armed forces.

Eguskiñe Kossl


What happens when you win the Medal of Honor?

Created in the wake of the Civil War, the Medal of Honor is awarded to those who risk their lives above and beyond the call of duty in “actual combat” against an armed enemy of the United States. Medal of Honor receive the benefits for life: Added to the Medal of Honor Roll. Retired pay is increased by 10%