Obama awards Afghanistan veteran with Medal of Honor
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:35
May 13 - President Obama gives the U.S. military's highest award for valor to a former Army sergeant for saving a soldier's life and helping evacuate other wounded soldiers during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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U.S. President Barack Obama honored the heroism of Kyle J. White on Tuesday (May 13) by awarding him the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House.
The 27-year-old former Army sergeant was given the honor for saving a soldier's life and helping evacuate other wounded soldiers during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007 when a single tree on a cliff was his only protection from enemy fire. White still wears a bracelet engraved with the name of his comrades who didn't survive that day.
After White retired from the Army in 2011, he graduated from college and is now an investment analyst in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in action on the battlefield.
The White House says White is the seventh living recipient to receive the Medal of Honor award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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