A soldier may be awarded a medal for valor.
Valor is defined as strength or courage, particularly in the face of great danger.
An example of valor is the quality that soldiers have when they go into battle.
marked courage or bravery
Brit. sp. val′our
Origin of valorME, monetary worth ; from Old French valour ; from Late Latin valor, worth ; from Classical Latin valere, to be strong: see value
Courage and boldness, as in battle; bravery.
Origin of valorMiddle English valour, from Old French, from Late Latin valor, from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural valors)