President Obama will award two dozen Medals of Honor for combat valor to minority veterans from three wars Tueday. A Pentagon review determined that the Army soldiers were overlooked previously for deserved honors. Recipients include Jewish, Hispanic and African-American Army veterans from World War Two, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Most of the medals will be awarded posthumously. All of the soldiers were previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest military award. That award will be upgraded to the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony.
On a sidenote: Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s late uncle is among the posthumous recipients. Leonard Kravitz’s recognition comes 63 years after he was killed in Korea in 1951.
Source: wire service
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