Recently I received an e-mail from a member of a well known prestigious Naval publication chastising me FOR NOT altering RADM RINDSKOPF's use of the phrase CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. The writer was most adamant and persistent that I MUST change all references in his monograph to read MEDAL OF HONOR.
Three points on the subject:
1. I fully understand that it is indeed the MEDAL OF HONOR
2. It has for decades been called the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. Although many correctly argue that it is NOT the CONGRESSIONAL Medal Of Honor --- nevertheless that is what it has commonly been called.
See the US CODE CHAPTER 33 - THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Moreover, by using a search engine with keywords: Congressional Medal of Honor --- one may easily obtain a hundred "hits" on websites that use that phase.
It doesn't make it right --- but there it is. In fact by perusing the brief listing of links I have shown below one can see just how common the usage of CMOH is.
3. Lastly, the words in the paper copy of Rindskopf's Monograph (obtained from the Submarine Museum in Groton, Connecticut) are NOT simple TYPOS. They are his own words as he wrote them.
Those are the words he intended to use and I WILL NOT CHANGE THEM.
End of subject.