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Bennie Adkins, Medal of Honor Recipient

The Army brought its top brass to Washington this week for its annual Association of the U.S. Army Expo. Among the dignitaries, an unusual recipient of the Medal of Honor. It's typically given to service members within three years of their heroics in battle. In the case of 80 year old retired Special Forces member Bennie Adkins, it took nearly five decades. Adkins tells Emily Kopp how he learned he would receive the nation's highest military award.

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Friday - 10/17/2014, 08:06am EDT

Medal of Honor recipient shies from 'hero' label

When President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to Army Ranger Sfc.Leroy Arthur Petry, he became only the second living, active-duty service member to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:57pm EDT

Today in history: Medal of Honor created

Today in History: President Abraham Lincoln signs into law a measure calling for the awarding of a U.S. Army Medal of Honor.

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Monday - 07/12/2010, 01:41pm EDT