Veterans finally receive long overdue Medals of Honor

The Mind of Brosephus

“No nation is perfect. But here in America, we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past — including the truth that some of these soldiers fought and died for a country that did not always see them as equal.” — President Barack Obama     March 18, 2014

In a ceremony today, President Obama recognized and awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans from the Vietnam War, Korean War, and World War II.  Authorized by Congress back in 2002, a review was conducted of Hispanic and Jewish American veterans to see if any were deserving of this award that had been overlooked due to racial biases in the past.  Along the way, the review discovered other veterans that were not Jewish or Hispanic that fit the criteria to have their awards upgraded as well.  This led to the list of 24 who were recognized today.  There were three present…

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