Highlights and Insights: Medal of Honor
Highlights and Insights: Medal of Honor Video
The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration for valor in combat awarded to those serving in the U.S. armed forces. Hear the story of Sgt. John Basilone fought in the Pacific War and was the first enlisted Marine to earn the Medal of Honor. Listen to the stunning account of bravery written on the citation for the Medal of Honor awarded to Staff Sgt. William J. Bordelon whose medal is displayed at the National Museum of the Pacific War.