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Obama to award Medal of Honor to two dozen, including 19 overlooked minority service members - The Washington Post

President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nationís highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds.

The unusual presentation will culminate a 12-year Pentagon review ordered by Congress into past discrimination in the ranks, and will hold a particular poignancy hosted by the nationís first African-American president.