Here’s What a Medal of Honor Presentation at the White House Looks Like:
This afternoon at the White House, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for their actions in Vietnam.
Most Americans know that the Medal of Honor is the highest military award that a member of the U.S. armed forces can receive — but what goes into the actual award ceremony at the White House?
In June, we went behind the scenes as the President presented the Medal of Honor to Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, a retired United States Marine, for his actions during combat operations in Afghanistan.