Rotary Club Medals-Vietnam medals and ribbons are different than Cold War ribbon and medal standards, and each tells a story about the courage and sacrifice of the recipient. Check out this guide to U.S. military medals and awards, and learn more about the significance of each.
Rotary Club Medals-Known as the most prestigious of all medals awarded by the U.S. military, the Medal of Honor is different in each branch of the military. It is only offered to individuals who risked their own lives performing above and beyond the call of duty and offered"conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity"in the face of active enemy engagement. The Medal of Honor was first offered to soldiers during the Civil War and approximately 3,500 medals have been awarded across all branches of the U.S. military combined, per Medals of America.