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    Thumbs up Posthumous Medal of Honor posthumously to Pa. man

    I thought Congress awarded

    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2...t21-ar-516729/

    Obama awards Medal of Honor posthumously to Pa. man

    WASHINGTON An airman killed during combat in Laos in 1968 is being honored with the nation's highest military award.
    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger. The airman's three sons joined Obama in saluting their father's heroism during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
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    Congress plays no part in the award of military decorations.

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    It is my understanding that it is "presented" by the POTUS, not "awarded" by the POTUS.

    Wikipedia is known to be wrong, but

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_Honor

    There are two distinct protocols for awarding the Medal of Honor. The first and most common is nomination and approval through a service member's chain of command. The second method is nomination by a member of Congress (generally at the request of a constituent) and approval by a special act of Congress. In both cases, the Medal of Honor is presented by the President on behalf of the Congress.
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    Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. Although the first recipients included citizens who participated in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, Congress broadened the scope of the medal to include actors, authors, entertainers, musicians, pioneers in aeronautics and space, explorers, lifesavers, notables in science and medicine, athletes, humanitarians, public servants, and foreign recipients.

    In addition to the requirement that all Congressional Gold Medal legislation must be cosponsored by at least two-thirds (290) of the Members of the House, specific standards are set forth by Rule III (f)(1)(A) of the House Committee on Financial Services's Subcommittee on Domestic Policy and Technology when considering such legislation. Additionally, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee requires that at least 67 Senators must cosponsor any Congressional Gold Medal legislation before the committee will consider it.
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    LONG overdue. A true unsung hero.
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