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Posthumous recognition is the act of presenting an award or decoration to someone who has died. This is often done for military medals such as the American Medal of Honor.

Posthumous awards[]

  • Dag Hammarskjöld Medal – to military personnel, police, or civilians who lost their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation (United Nations)
  • The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration an American military member can receive for action on the battlefield.

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