Medal of Honor for liv­ing sol­dier?

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

The Pen­tagon has rec­om­mended that the White House con­sider award­ing the Medal of Honor to a liv­ing sol­dier for the first time since the Viet­nam War, ac­cord­ing to U.S. of­fi­cials. The sol­dier, whose nom­i­na­tion must be re­viewed by the White House, ran through a wall of en­emy fire in Afghanistan’s Koren­gal Val­ley in fall 2007 in an at­tempt to push back Tal­iban fight­ers who were close to over­run­ning his squad. U.S. mil­i­tary of­fi­cials said his ac­tions saved the lives of about half a dozen men.

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