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President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor (5 images)

Updated: May 13, 2014 at 11:21 PM
President Barack Obama and former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White bow their herds for prayer before Obama awarded White with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving Afghanistan, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2014. Sergeant White saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of several other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Sergeant White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks before awarding former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving Afghanistan, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2014. Sergeant White saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of several other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Sergeant White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks before awarding former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving Afghanistan, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2014. Sergeant White saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of several other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Sergeant White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama awards former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving Afghanistan, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2014. Sergeant White saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of several other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Sergeant White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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President Barack Obama applauds after awarding former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White (L) with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving Afghanistan, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2014. Sergeant White saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of several other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Sergeant White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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