Congressional Gold Medal – John Wayne

Congressional Gold Medal

Congressional Gold Medal

Congressional Gold MedalAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1979

Approved by Congress on Wayne’s 72nd birthday, the Congressional Gold Medal inscribed simply “John Wayne – American,” was presented to John Wayne’s family in March 1980.  Among friends offering testimony in support of the Congressional bill was longtime friend and former co-star, Maureen O’Hara Blair.