Raynors HCA 2020-02
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GREELY, Adolphus Washington (1844- 1935) was a United States Army officer, polar explorer, and recipient of the Medal of Honor. On March 21, 1935, a special act of Congress awarded Greely the Medal of Honor in recognition of his long and distinguished career. He is the second person (after SGM Frederick William Gerber) to be awarded the Medal of Honor for "lifetime achievement" rather than for acts of physical courage at the risk of one's own life. His was the second and last award of the Medal of Honor by the Army for non-combat service. (The other was to Charles A. Lindbergh for his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.) Autograph Letter Signed "A.W. Greely" 1pp. quarto, December 16, 1916, and reads in part: "...Find enclosed the letter desired which I hope may be useful in connection with your desire to be a Fellow ofthe R.G.S..." Fine condition.
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He was Awarded the Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement

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