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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans assist Afghan army with inspections and training

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Task Force 3-101st Airborne Division PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joined with the Afghan National Army’s 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, on a partnership support mission in Qalandar District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, January 8th, 2013.

Spc. Zachary Nattrass, a vehicle gunner assigned to Distribution Platoon, Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), demonstrates the proper usage of a head space and timing gage for Afghan National Army soldiers on a M2 Browning .50 calibre machine gun at an ANA outpost in Qalandar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. The class was held in conjunction with a partnership mission to assist ANA forces with security in their area of operations. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Spc. Zachary Nattrass, a vehicle gunner assigned to Distribution Platoon, Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), demonstrates the proper usage of a head space and timing gage for Afghan National Army soldiers on a M2 Browning .50 calibre machine gun at an ANA outpost in Qalandar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. The class was held in conjunction with a partnership mission to assist ANA forces with security in their area of operations. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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