Hardest medal to win - Page 3

October 14th, 2005  
I don't think artificial arbitrariness differentiates the heroism for it from the other medals mentioned.
October 15th, 2005  
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Well, medals are medals. The most honorable thing that any soldier can earn is his chance to go back home. All give some, but some gave all. Those that lost their lives are the highest soldiers in my opinion. It doesn't matter if they were buried with a MOH or a VC or a simple wooden cross. They gave their lives in defense of their nation and loved ones. And the honor and respect that they should get is the highest award that any militay or people can give to them. Same goes for our vets. Fighting is fighting, and risking one's neck is risking one's neck. Some go home, some don't. But please, treat them all as heroes.
My thoughts as well. A simple wooden cross given for the "Red Badge of Courage." May they rest forever in peace.
October 17th, 2005  
That is a picture of a UK V.C


The highest British and Commonwealth decoration, the Victoria Cross, has traditionally been recognized as the most prestigious award for gallantry under enemy fire. Only one minor change will distinguish the Canadian VC from the original VC created by the Queen Victoria in 1856. The Canadian version of the Victoria Cross will have the Latin inscription "PRO VALORE" in place of the English - only "FOR VALOUR" found on the British VC.


A Canadian Victoria Cross
or the Queen's medal