ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Medal of Honor wall has been unveiled at Kirtland Air Force Base.
The Albuquerque Journal reports two of the 76 living recipients of the Medal of Honor attended the Tuesday event at the 58th Special Operations Wing's Medal of Honor Wall.
Portraits of 93-year-old Retired Air Force Cols. Joe M. Jackson and 73-year-old James P. Fleming are the first to go on the wall.
Both were awarded medals for rescues while they served in Vietnam.
The men said they were honored and humbled to attend the event.
Col. Brenda Cartier commands the 58th and said only 18 Airman have received the medal since the Air Force was created 69 years ago.
Five more Medal of Honor recipients have been chosen to go on the wall next.