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Chapter 8. Write This Way > Narrowing Your Topic - Pg. 87

Write This Way d. Recent honorees Here's a sample paragraph, developed from this web: 87 The Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award for "uncommon valor" by men and women in the armed forces. It is given for actions that are above and beyond the call of duty in combat against an armed enemy. The medal was first awarded by the Army on March 25, 1863, and then by the Navy on April 3, 1863. In April 1991, President Bush awarded the Medal of Honor to World War I veteran Army Cpl. Freddie Stowers, posthumously. He was the first black soldier to receive the nation's highest honor for valor in either World War. Recipients of the medal receive $400 per month for life, a right to burial in Arlington National Cemetery, admission for them or their children to a service academy if they qualify and if quotas permit, and free travel on government aircraft to almost any where in the world, on a space-available basis. Write Angles Try turning off the computer monitor when you brainstorm or freewrite. This helps you focus on your thoughts without worrying about length or possible errors.