U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
How to Earn a Medal of Honor
During the Vietnam War on May 15, 1967, retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who hails from Ypsilanti, Michigan, repeatedly risked his life to aid soldiers who had been ambushed and rescued 44 stranded soldiers at the Song Tra Cau riverbed.