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Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Soldiers

U.S. President Barack Obama has presented the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers for their heroism. At a ceremony in the White House Monday, the president gave the nation's highest military honor to retired Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and deceased Army Specialist Donald Sloat. Congress granted an exception so the two men could receive the medal, because nominations for the honor normally must be made within two years of the acts of bravery. Obama said that...

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