Bush Presents First Medal of Honor for Iraq Combat

Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith

hide captionSgt. 1st Class Paul Smith, shown here in the field in Iraq, will be the first person to receive the Medal of Honor since 2002.

Photo Album of Smith's Life
U.S. Army

The White House bestows the first Medal of Honor awarded for service in Iraq on Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, who was killed near the Baghdad airport two years ago Monday. Michele Norris talks with his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Thomas Smith, about Sgt. Smith and his actions that day.

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