President Obama Awarded Medal of Honor to Two World War One Soldiers
President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two World War One Army soldiers who could have been denied the honor due to discrimination.
President Obama posthumously recognized Sergeant William Shemin, a Jewish soldier — and Private Henry Johnson– an African American serviceman for their service nearly a century ago.
The President says they both risked their own lives to save others and it’s never too late to say thank you.
Shemin’s daughters received the award on their father’s behalf.
A New York National Guard Command Sergeant accepted the medal on Johnson’s behalf.