Overlooked Medal of Honor Recipients

Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris will receive the Medal

Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as Commander of a Strike Force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on Sept. 17, 1969. (Credit: U.S. Army)

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President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest commendation for combat valor, to a group of Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their ethnicity during a March 18 ceremony at the White House.

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