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Medal Of Honor BlockPy Library

From the CORGIS Dataset Project

By Austin Cory Bart
Version 2.0.0, created 2/26/2016
Tags: us, usa, united states, military, combat, government, army, airforce, marines, navy, fighting, war, award, medal, honor, glory, death


This dataset has records for the awarding of the United States Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force.[5] Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version. The dataset was collected from the official military site, and includes records about how the medal was awarded and characteristics of the recipient. Unfortunately, because of the nature of century-old record keeping, many of the records are incomplete. While a very interesting dataset, it does have some missing data.

Key Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
death Boolean $MISSING_FIELD True
name String $MISSING_FIELD "Sagelhurst, John C."
awarded.General Order number Integer $MISSING_FIELD -1
awarded.accredited to String $MISSING_FIELD ""
awarded.citation String $MISSING_FIELD "Under a heavy fire from the enemy carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits."
awarded.issued String $MISSING_FIELD "01/03/1906"
birth.location name String $MISSING_FIELD "Buffalo, N.Y." String $MISSING_FIELD ""
military String $MISSING_FIELD "Company B"
military record.division String $MISSING_FIELD "1st New Jersey Cavalry"
military record.entered service at String $MISSING_FIELD "Buffalo, N.Y."
military record.organization String $MISSING_FIELD "U.S. Army"
military record.rank String $MISSING_FIELD "Sergeant" Integer $MISSING_FIELD 6 String $MISSING_FIELD "1865-2-6" Integer $MISSING_FIELD 2 Integer $MISSING_FIELD 1865
awarded.location.latitude Integer $MISSING_FIELD 38
awarded.location.longitude Integer $MISSING_FIELD -77 String $MISSING_FIELD "Hatchers Run Court, Stafford, VA 22554, USA" Integer $MISSING_FIELD -1 Integer $MISSING_FIELD -1 Integer $MISSING_FIELD -1