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Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, left, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia all Army soldiers during the Vietnam War, stand as President Barack Obama and a crowd applaud after they received the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor on Tuesday at the White House. Of 24 soldiers who received the award, they were the only three still alive.

Medal of Honor given to 24 veterans overlooked because of discrimination

Alejandro Alba, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter March 19, 2014

  WASHINGTON – Just like other American soldiers, they fought for their country and risked their own lives regardless of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Decades later they received the nation’s highest military honor, delayed precisely...

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