Category talk:Congressional Gold Medal recipients

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When there is a group award[edit]

My feeling is that this category should only include individuals that were personally awarded a gold medal. In the case of collective awards, that is when only one medal is struck, only the article that is about the group should have the category.

Examples when multiple gold medals were issued to members of a group (ok to use the category for the individual people):

  • Walter Reed and others
  • Men who made first transatlantic flight
  • Members of The Byrd Antarctic Expedition
  • U.S. Athletes of the 1980 Summer Games
  • Original 29 Navajo code talkers
  • Apollo 11 astronauts


Examples when one medal was struck for a group (not ok to use this category for the individual people)

  • Women Airforce Service Pilots
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Nisei Soldiers of WWII
  • Montford Point Marines
  • People who died on 9/11 (three medals to be struck for the three locations, NY, PA, and the Pentagon)


This is only my own personal feeling, I don't know of any formal rule or custom here on wikipedia regarding this. And of course I am only talking about the category, not what is written about the people in their respective articles--Nyctc7 (talk) 01:24, 20 September 2012 (UTC)