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How many Medal of Honor does Afghanistan have?
Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020
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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.