Medal Of Honor
This exhibit gallery highlights those who have received the United States' highest award for valor in combat.
Since its inception in December of 1861, the Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,510 men and 1 woman, who have distinguished themselves through "gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." The exhibit gallery is dedicated to remembering the service men - and women - who have received the nation's highest award for valor in combat. The gallery features materials from the collections of Vietnam veteran Sergeant Allen Lynch and World War II veteran Corporal Hershel "Woody" Williams, as well as a rotating selection of materials to highlight the actions of recipients that connects with the museum's primary exhibits.