Medal Of Honor

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At the White House today, President Clinton presented seven African-Americans with the Congressional Medal of Honor for their service during the Second World War. None of the previous 433 World War Two recipients of the nation's highest award for valor was black. The long-overdue recognition came after a board of military historians reviewed the records to determine if African-American soldiers were denied honors for battlefield heroism. NPR's Neal Conan reports.

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