And I realized that there was probably nothing we could write that would reflect a more perfect example of courage.
So I've placed a recommendation that those who have difficulty understanding courage read through some of the full-text citations on the army's website:
Take a few minutes to read some. The more recent ones are somewhat more verbose and less technical, but they all reflect the courage that won the medal.
I was a bit torn on including the link, I admit: not everyone finds wars courageous. I made sure to talk about other forms of courage, not just that found on the battlefield, and I think that evens it out. We'll see, though :)