I seemed to recall something about the presentation of the Medal of honor...so I tried to track it down:
Medal History & Protocol presented by HonorYourVeteran.com
....The Medal of Honor is usually personally presented by the President of the United States to the recipient or, in the case of posthumous awards, to next of kin....
....Some of the special privileges and courtesies afforded Medal of Honor recipients:
Enlisted personnel who are awarded the Medal of Honor are authorized one automatic promotion if not already serving in the highest enlisted grade.
Each recipient receives a monthly pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A special travel ID card entitles recipients who are not active duty or retirees to space-available military air transportation.
Unlike other military personnel, Medal of Honor recipients may wear their uniforms at any time or place they choose.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive invitations to attend Presidential inaugurations and accompanying festivities....
Perhaps actual members of the service may know more about this or be able to confirm the veracity of the citation?
If true, an Ameircan President has already personally conferred the honor to them? Recipients are further rewarded with promotions, pensions and inaugural privlidges? So each of these Veteran's if they chose, could freely attend any of the ten "official" inaugural balls? I believe that they certainly deserve all these emoluments for exceptional service rendered.
Is it an outrage that president Obama did not attend the American Legion Ball? Or that A president didn't?