Modern Medals of Honor and the time they take

By Dan Lamothe, Kevin Uhrmacher and Annie Daniel, Published: July 20, 2014

As U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan comes to a close, President Obama is awarding the nation’s highest valor award, the Medal of Honor, at a rate that hasn’t been seen in decades. He also is awarding it far more frequently than his predecessor in the White House, George W. Bush. A look at Medals of Honor awarded for actions since 9/11:

SOURCE: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Department of Defense. Top photo: Win McNamee, Getty. Published July 20, 2014.

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