The Hero medal is a medal awarded in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach Firefight mode for being the only player left alive, and surviving a wave. Upon the next wave, your team is revived and you are awarded with the Hero medal.
Originally, According to the Bungie Day (7/7/09) Podcast, the last man standing would be able to revive their entire team by earning three Hero medals. However this feature was removed in the final release of the game.
In Halo 4, this medal is awarded for initiating a successful base capture while your team is in a last stand in Dominion.
- In Halo 4 the emblem bears a Spartan helmet with a halo above it.