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President Obama awards overdue Medals of Honor

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- On Tuesday at the White House, President Barack Obama will correct a historic injustice.

He will award the Medal of Honor, the highest possible combat honor, to 24 Jewish, Hispanic and African-American veterans. Among them: Retired Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, who served in Vietnam.

He is one of only three who are still alive. All were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor because of their ethnicity or religion.

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