U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
Sgt. Kyle White Awarded Medal of Honor
President Obama awards Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Sgt. White received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on November 9, 2007.