From: The Washington Post
To: Ric Cantrell,
Subject: News Alert: Obama to award Medal of Honor to 19 overlooked minority soldiers
Date: Fri Feb 21 19:53:27 MST 2014
Body:
Obama to award Medal of Honor to 19 overlooked minority soldiers
The Washington Post Friday, February 21, 2014 2:52:15 PM

News Alert

Obama to award Medal of Honor to 19 overlooked minority soldiers

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President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Jewish, Hispanic, and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their backgrounds. The unusual presentation will culminate a 12-year Pentagon review ordered by Congress into past discrimination in the ranks, and will hold a particular poignancy hosted by the nation’s first African-American president.

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