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Medal of Honor Recipients—PICTURES

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President Barack Obama awards posthumously the Medal of Honor to Rose Mary Sabo-Brown, widow of Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., US Army, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Sabo was killed in 1970 in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

More than 40 years after U.S. Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was first recommended for the nation’s highest military honor, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. Sabo died in an ambush in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, after saving his comrade's life.

 

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