by Richard Sheffield
Winning a medal is based completely on your score for a particular mission (your previous scores and rank are not considered). Winning a second medal of the same type is very difficult and requires about twice the number of points as it did the first time.
The question most frequently asked of the game designers at MicroProse is "What the heck do I have to do to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor?" Well, it's really quite simple. All you have to do is
Score 5000 points
Complete both missions
Shoot down at least two Hinds
Live and don't get captured
And do all that in less than 22.5 minutes
See, just a walk in the park! The other medals are based on similar criteria with fewer points required.