More than 3,500 armed service members have received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest and most prestigious decoration. Yet, some military heroes were denied the Medal of Honor and its benefits due to their race, ethnicity or religion. In 2014, the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama worked to right those wrongs by awarding the Medal to 24 Veterans, including Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris, more than four decades after he was recommended.

Hear Morris’ story of bravery during the Vietnam War that led to his Medal of Honor recommendation.



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