View Full Version : Medal of Honor Society Ponders Future as Numbers Decline

03-25-2015, 11:57 PM
Military Times: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/03/25/medal-of-honor-society-eyeing-legacy-as-numbers-decline/70393972/

The MoH recipients are all members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, an organization in danger of having to "case its colors," as its president puts it.

In order to join the society, you have to be a recipient of the Medal of Honor. And since Vietnam, those awards have become far less common.

"Numbers are going to continue to dwindle," said retired Army Lt. Col. Harold Fritz, the society's president, who earned his MoH as a first lieutenant in Vietnam. "That's why it's so important that we leave a solid legacy behind."

There are 79 living Medal of Honor recipients. Nine of them earned their medals since the end of the Vietnam War four decades ago (all in Afghanistan).