Top Ten Videos to watch

crime scene
Vote
Studio Portrait of Two Young Women Back to Back, One With a Tattoo
Mamie Till and Emmett Till
GOP Redistricting Plot To Unseat Rep. Corrine Brown Exposed
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
'Keep the Vote Alive!' March Commemorates Civil Rights Act
White man shooting
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
HS Football
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
Police Line
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
2016 Republican National Convention
44th NAACP Image Awards - Show
MD Primary
Premiere Of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' - Arrivals
Democratic National Convention
US-VOTE-REPUBLICANS-TRUMP
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
US-POLICE-RACISM-UNREST
Protesters Demonstrate Against Donald Trump's Visit To Flint Michigan
President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room
Lil Wayne
Construction Continues On The National Museum of African American History To Open In 2016
Preacher Preaching the Gospel
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Miami Dolphins v Seattle Seahawks
US-VOTE-DEMOCRATS-CONVENTION
US-ATTACKS-9/11-ANNIVERSARY
Leave a comment

Melvin-Morris-to-Receive-Medal-of-Honor-After-40-Years1
President Obama has taken a bold move in awarding the Medal of Honor this year, choosing to include 19 veterans who were previously overlooked based on their racial or ethnic backgrounds. One honoree, Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, is a black man.

According to the White House’s official announcementMorris will receive the honor for his “courageous” actions while serving in Vietnam.

Morris was commanding a strike force in the southern part of the country, when his group came under attack and a fellow commander was killed. According to reports, despite being shot three times, Morris recovered the body of his fallen comrade and was even able to retrieve an important map before it fell into enemy hands.

melvin-morris

“I fell to my knees, I was shocked,” Morris, 72, told the Associated Press. “President Obama said he was sorry this didn’t happen before. He said this should have been done 44 years ago.”

In 2002, Congress called for a review of war records from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to ensure that deserving the Medal of Honor were not denied because of prejudice. The act worked to reveal a number of deserving candidates. Of the 3,464 Medals of Honor awarded, just 88 have been given to 87 individual black Americans. William Carney was the first in 1900.

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans on March 18th, 2014, including to Morris and the 19 veterans who were previously snubbed.

Also On News One:
comments – Add Yours