** FILE ** President Clinton shakes hands with Vernon Baker after presenting him with a Medal of Honor, Monday Jan. 13, 1997 at the White House. In a long-awaited ceremony, Baker and six other World ... more 
** FILE ** President Clinton shakes hands with Vernon Baker after presenting him with a Medal of Honor, Monday Jan. 13, 1997 at the White House. In a long-awaited ceremony, Baker and six other World War II veterans became the first black soldiers of that conflict to receive the medal. Baker was the sole survivor of the group. The White House is apologizing for turning the family of the late Medal of Honor recipient away from a tour on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, because the late veteran's 10-year-old grandson was wearing shorts. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ruth Fremson
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 8:59 PM EDT