Who has won the Congressional Medal of Honor twice?

Double recipients Nineteen service members have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice. The first double Medal of Honor recipient was Thomas Custer (brother of George Armstrong Custer) for two separate actions that took place several days apart during the American Civil War.

How many times has the Congressional Medal of Honor been given?

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for bravery. It is awarded by the President in the name of Congress. For this reason, it is often referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor. Since it was first presented in 1863, the medal has been awarded 3,512 times to 3,493 recipients.

Has anyone received the Medal of Honor more than once?

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. Butler received his first medal for guiding his men through a firefight during U.S. involvement in the Mexican Revolution in 1914.

Who are the double recipients of the Medal of Honor?

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Is it possible to receive the Medal of Honor twice?

The laws governing who was an eligible recipient of the Medal of Honor allowed for 19 heroic individuals to be honored twice, though these laws have since changed all but halting modern double awards. Five members of the Marine Corps received both the Army and Navy Medals for the same action, all in World War I.

Who was the most recent Medal of Honor winner?

Thomas P. Payne Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on September 11, 2020, making him the most recent Recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for his actions in Iraq on October 22, 2015.

Who was the first African American to win two medals of Honor?

Nine more men received two Medals of Honor in the 19th century, including Robert Augustus Sweeney, an African American sailor who heroically saved shipmates from drowning in both 1881 and 1883.