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February 23, 2014 2:46 AM Subscribe
Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 after discrimination review. WASHINGTON — President Obama will seek to right a historical wrong next month when he awards two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam
— including 17 Latinos — the Medal of Honor after a lengthy Pentagon review into racial and ethnic discrimination in the awarding of the nation's commendation for combat valor.
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Each of the individuals were recognized for their acts of valor, but awarded a lesser medal because of their color or religion.
A review by the Department of Defense has determined each of these men earned the Medal of Honor
rather than the lesser medals they were originally awarded.
A photo gallery the honored
from the Washington Post.
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