Obama to award top medal to Afghanistan veteran

FILE - This April 23, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Army Specialist Kyle White during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Obama was to award the medal to Kyle J. White during a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. White, a 27-year-old Seattle native now living in Charlotte, N.C., will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier’s life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

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