Journey to the Medal of Honor: Obama honors 3 surviving of 24 overlooked recipients

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Sgt. First Class Jose Rodela is awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. President Obama awarded 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Army Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, Army Specialist Four Santiago J. Erevia and Sergeant Melvin Morris are the only living soldiers who were honored along with 21 others on March 18th, 2014 by President Barack Obama with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice the veterans will receive the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. (GETTY)

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