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The President has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. The Medal of Honor is awarded to those who show astonishing heroic events. This medal is the highest military decoration, there are about 3,456 recipients, 271 were Marines and 2 were double recipients. There are two ways a service member can be put in for the award. First, his/her chain of command can recommend them for nomination. Secondly, by nomination by a member of Congress. If the service member is nominated by a member of congress it has to be approved by a special act of congress.
To begin, Out of the thousands of brave men that have receives the Medal of Honor, Dr. Mary Walker, from Louisville, Kentucky is the only female who has been awarded with the Medal of Honor. She was a doctor during the Civil War, helping all the wounded soldiers get back on their feet. With Dr. Mary Walker being the only female to receive the Medal of Honor, being the second female would be preeminent. jjdsklaijdaslkdjsaklakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkksssssssssssssssssssss

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