U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
Former Army Sergeant to Receive MoH
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White will become the seventh living recipient of the Medal of Honor for the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars during a White House ceremony in May. The 27-year-old Seattle native will receive the nation's highest military decoration for conspicuous gallantry and valor for his disregard of his own life while trying to save the lives of a Marine and two fellow Soldiers after his team of 14 U.S. Soldiers and squad of Afghan National Army soldiers were set up and ambushed by a much larger and more heavily armed Taliban force, who engaged in a three-prong attack from elevated ground. http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/white/profile/index.html