• These American war heroes were overlooked for decades due to race discrimination. Here are their remarkable Medal of Honor stories

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    On March 18, 2014, President Barack Obama awarded 24 Army veterans with Medals of Honor in a single ceremony.
    The unusual event honored veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War who had previously been overlooked for the nation's highest military award for valor.
    A 12-year congressional review of service records found dozens of awards had been overlooked or denied due to racial or ethnic discrimination.
    Obama awarded 21 medals posthumously, and three to living recipients Melvin Morris, Jose Rodela, and Santiago Erevia.
    On March 18, 2014, in one of the longest ceremonies...
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