President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans — of World War II, Korea and Vietnam — at the White House on Tuesday. Most of them had been previously passed over because of their race or ethnicity.
March 18, 2014President Obama joins in a standing ovation after awarding the Medal of Honor to, from left, Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris, Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela and Spec. Santiago J. Erevia.Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post