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UNITED STATES, UNKNOWN SOLDIER

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On Armistice Day, 1921, the Medal of Honor was pinned to the flag-draped coffin of the American Unknown Soldier by President Harding during services at the Arlington National Cemetery. A special bill was passed by Congress permitting the award to an unknown as "typifying the gallantry and intrepidity, at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty,or our beloved heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War." Medals of Honor were also awarded by special legislation to the unknown soldiers of Belgium, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Rumania.

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Division

U.S. Airforce

Conflict

Year of honor

born

World War One 1

Citation

On Armistice Day, 1921, the Medal of Honor was pinned to the flag-draped coffin of the American Unknown Soldier by President Harding during services at the Arlington National Cemetery. A special bill was passed by Congress permitting the award to an unknown as "typifying the gallantry and intrepidity, at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty,or our beloved heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War." Medals of Honor were also awarded by special legislation to the unknown soldiers of Belgium, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Rumania.