Did You Know?

There has been only one woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor, Mary Walker, at the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861.

As of July 21, 2014, the latest recipient of the Medal of Honor was Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts.

There have been a total of 3,490 recipients of the Medal of Honor since its inception in 1863.

There are currently 79 living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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