The Medal of Honor – the Good – the Bad – the Ugly

On October 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., Harold George will appear in his Civil War era military uniform and speak on “The Medal of Honor – the Good – the Bad – the Ugly”. In 1863, the nation’s first Medal of Honor was awarded. Since then, more than 3,400 have been issued for acts of bravery and heroism “above and beyond the call of duty”. In a few instances, however, the medal was awarded for rather unique, strange, and less than glorious reasons. Hear the true story of the civilian who was awarded this military award, a Naval officer awarded the medal during peacetime, an Army officer who committed a military blunder and was awarded the medal 30 years later, and more. George is a well-known Civil War historian, author and guest lecturer from Lakewood, Ohio. This presentation is sponsored by the Civil War Roundtable and the Wayne County Public Library. It will be held in the conference room at the main library in Wooster. This program is free and open to the public.

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