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The Congressional

Medal of Honor Society

of the United States of America

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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:

President: Gary L. Littrell
Vice-President: Robert Bob Patterson
Secretary: Robert Modrzejewski
Treasurer: Thomas Hudner
1st Regional Director: Tom Kelly
2nd Regional Director: Brian Thacker
3rd Regional Director: Joseph Marm
4th Regional Director: Mike Thornton
5th Regional Director: Kenneth Stumpf
6th Regional Director: Tom Norris

Appointed Officers:

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.

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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.



The Congressional Medal of Honor Society
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC   29464

Phone (843) 884-8862
Fax (843) 884-1471

Visit the CMOH Society Home Page

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[History of the Medal of Honor]  [[The First Presentation]
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