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Obama To Award Medals Of Honor To Overlooked Veterans

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February 21, 2014 AT 1:21 PM
The U.S. Army will award 24 Medals of Honor, the nation's highest award for bravery, following a review of military records of Jewish and Hispanic veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The review determined the soldiers should have been awarded the Medal of Honor based on their actions, but were given a lesser award. In 2002 the services were ordered by Congress to review the records of Jewish and Hispanic veterans of the three wars, reflecting concerns that they may have been the victims of discrimination.