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List of Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners from every year the award has been given out. All Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor award are listed along with photos for every Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners of all time. Anybody who won the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, so most of the famous Congressional Gold Medal of Honor winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Congressional Gold Medal of Honor?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this fact-based list to make one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. Examples of items on this list include Charles Lindbergh and Martin Luther King, Jr.. (8 items)
Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Winners List
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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International ...more on Wikipedia

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Winners List
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Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo nonstop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from the Roosevelt Field in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles, in the single-seat, single-engine, purpose-built Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. As a result of this flight, Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one day ...more on Wikipedia

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Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Winners List
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Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Jewish-American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal. When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," stating that through his struggle to come to terms with "his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler's death camps," as well as his "practical work in the cause of peace," Wiesel had delivered a powerful ...more on Wikipedia

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Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Winners List
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Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi," "W*O*L*D," "Sniper", "Flowers Are Red," and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle." Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work. ...more on Wikipedia

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