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The Lesser Known Perks of the Medal of Honor are Better Than Being Knighted by the Queen

The Lesser Known Perks of the Medal of Honor are Better Than Being Knighted by the Queen

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.

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