Jun 27, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Biden to award Medal of Honor to 4 Vietnam War vets
Why it matters: The Medal of Honor is the country's highest level of recognition for soldiers who go "above and beyond the call of duty," per the White House.
- Spec. 5th Class Dennis M. Fujii, who directed airstrikes while under attack, and Staff Sgt. Edward N. Kaneshiro, who cleared a trench of enemies using a grenade and rifle, will also receive the award.
- Kaneshiro will be given the award posthumously.
What they're saying: "Frankly, it's a bit overwhelming," Birdwell told the Washington Post.