Only Woman MOH Recipient


Only one woman has ever been awarded the Medal of Honor. That woman is Dr. Mary Edwards Walker of the Civil War Union Army. Her story is quite amazing. At one point the government took away her medal and the medals of about a 1,000 others. Though in violation of Federal law Mary refused to give hers up. She wore it until her death in 1919 at the age of 87. For a full accounting of her life and how she won the MOH go to the link. It is a story you will enjoy.

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~ by devildog6771 on May 27, 2005.

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