Black Vietnam veteran Col. Paris Davis finally honored with Medal of Honor

An 83-year-old Vietnam veteran is at long last getting his due. President Joe Biden on Friday awarded the Medal of Honor to retired Col. Paris Davis, one of the first Black officers to lead a Special Forces team in combat. Davis' recommendation for the medal had been lost, resubmitted — and then lost again. Biden says Davis was “everything this medal means.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Davis says finally receiving the recognition is like getting a long-anticipated ice cream cone. Davis says: "You know what it looks like, what it smells like. You just haven’t licked it.”