Today President Obama awarded Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward C. Byers Jr. with the United States’ highest military award, the Medal Of Honor, at a White House ceremony.
Our nation’s highest military award is the Medal of Honor, and they are not handed out on a whim. Kyle Carpenter’s story is like other recipients stories, an incredible brave and selfless act, but during this interview with David Letterman, Carpenter sums up why he and other Marines have such amazing courage.
This Veterans Day you must watch this four-year-old 60 Minutes interview with Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, a man that describes himself as a mediocre soldier, but wears the Medal Of Honor around his neck. He is the first living U.S. serviceman to receive the nation's highest honor for valor since Vietnam.