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How many Irish Americans have received the Medal of Honor?

How many Irish Americans have received the Medal of Honor?

257 Irish
Of the 3,464 Medals of Honor awarded as of September 17, 2009, an estimated 2,021 (58%) have been awarded to Irish-American recipients, more than twice the number awarded any other ethnic group; 257 Irish-born Americans have received the Medal of Honor which represents more than half of foreign-born MOH recipients.

Can UK military wear us medals?

However, if a British service member has been nominated for a British award or honour during the same period, the FCO will not grant permission to accept the U.S. medal. The British rules state that no permission is required for awards that are not designed to be worn (note: all U.S. Medals are designed to be worn).

What is the highest award in the Irish Army?

The Military Medal For Gallantry
The Military Medal For Gallantry (MMG) (Irish: An Bonn Míleata Calmachta) is a military decoration awarded by the Government of Ireland. It is the highest award of the military awards and decorations of Ireland.

How are medals issued in the Irish Army?

All Irish PDF (Permanent Defence Forces) medals are issued Named and with the soldiers service number. You will see un-named examples but these are what is referred to as Stores Issue meaning they were carried out of the Army Barracks under rather than pinned to the tunic.

Which is the second highest award in the Irish Army?

Awarded to all personnel of “A” Company with Irish Army ONUC who served at the Siege of Jadotville in recognition of their bravery and courage. The Distinguished Service Medal ( An Bonn Seirbhíse Dearscna) is the second highest award of the Defence Forces.

How are medals awarded in the Defence Forces?

Medals in the Defence Forces fall into two broad categories: medals awarded by the Minister for Defence on the recommendation of the Chief of Staff and medals awarded to qualifying personnel for service overseas on Government approved missions. Medals are to be worn over the left breast pocket.

Where did the IDF get the UN medal?

Both medal are engraved with the soldiers name and service number, the recipient would have had this done himself as all UN medals issued to IDF forces are issued un-named. The UN medal was awarded for service with the UN mission UNMIL which took place in Liberia, the mission started in 2003 and is ongoing to date.

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