In contrast, we could find only one instance of a Medal of Honor recipient requesting not to be considered for it- John J. Pershing. That said, there is one Medal of Honor recipient who would later publicly reject the honor, though still be awarded it- Army Chaplain Charlie Liteky. With the wounded safely evacuated, Chaplain Liteky returned to the perimeter, constantly encouraging and inspiring the men. On the flip-side, the Queen may also give an honorary knighthood to a U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, but we couldn’t find any instance of this happening. Finally, the Medal of Honor recipient gets a place in the Arlington National Cemetery for their remains, as well as a special gold lettered tombstone.