Last night whilst watching N.C.I.S. ( i know, I know ) the story involved a Congresional Medal of Honour winner who was suffering guilt about a wartime incident. anyhoo in the program 2 USMC MP's were about to nick the old boy when they saw his CMH and came to attention and gave a salute. Is this tv bull or is this right? Do we do the same for the Victoria Cross or am I right in thinking you don't salute civilians regardless of their awards? I know there aren't many living recipients of the V.C. and that lead me to my next question, and this is not meant to start a slanging match, but what are the comparative award valuves? The American habit of dishing gong's out like smarties does detract from their worth,.........doesn't it?