Medal of Honor for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard
Authorized by an Act of Congress and approved by President Abraham Lincoln in December 1861.
A five-pointed star hangs from the flukes of an anchor. Inside the star stands Minerva, personifying America, with her left hand holding rods and an axe. In her right hand is the shield of the United States, repulsing the figure of Discord.
U.S. Marine Corps