Though the correct title for our Nation's
highest military award is the MEDAL OF HONOR, the organization that represents the men who
wear it is the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY, for it was established and chartered
by the U.S. Congress. The intents and purposes of the organization are clearly
spelled out it its charter and can be found in our History of the Society pages.
Headquartered aboard the U.S.S. YORKTOWN at
Patriot's Point South Carolina, it is also home to the official MEDAL OF HONOR
MUSEUM. The small but dedicated staff works with a limited budget to maintain the
history and heritage of our Country's greatest heroes while co-coordinating numerous other
activities. In addition to maintaining the ROLL OF HONOR, the museum, and volumous
files on Medal of Honor recipients, the Society:
Maintains an open line of communication among our
living Medal of Honor recipients so that they are up-to-date on the welfare of each other,
as well as publication of a periodic newsletter of events and activities in which the
recipients are involved.
Notifies all of the recipients immediately
whenever one of their fellow recipients has passed away.
Hosts annual reunions of the living recipients in
cities around the United States.
Assists communities, organizations, schools, and
individuals in patriotic programs related to the Medal of Honor and its recipients.
Forwards mail to the living recipients from
people all over the world and answering questions regarding the Medal or its recipients.
Maintains the Medal of Honor Society Scholarship
Fund that has insured a solid education for the children of our Medal of Honor recipients.
and much, MUCH more!
The activities of the Society are managed by a
dedicated Board of Directors, each of them Medal of Honor recipients themselves. The
Current Officers and Board are:
||Gary L. Littrell
||Robert Bob Patterson
|1st Regional Director:
|2nd Regional Director:
|3rd Regional Director:
|4th Regional Director:
|5th Regional Director:
|6th Regional Director:
Chaplain: Hershel Woody Williams
Sergeant-At-Arms Emeritus: Lewis Millett
Sergeant-At-Arms: John Baker
Designated Agent, DC: Barney Barnum
Persons interested in the Medal of Honor are encouraged to visit
the Medal of Honor web site (there is an icon below that will take you there). The
Society has a number of books available that are inspirational and informative.
We especially recommend the book ABOVE
AND BEYOND, a very well done, illustrated history of the Medal of Honor that you can
purchase from the Society for $25.00 (plus $5 s/h). You can click on the button at
right to go directly to the Society's order page.
Should you wish to send a letter to a Medal of Honor recipient,
it will be forwarded to that recipient by the Medal of Honor Society. You can write
to the recipient c/o the Medal of Honor Society at the address listed below.