Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Discriminated WWI Soldiers
Two World War I veterans were finally awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after their heroic acts took place.By Christine Slusser | June 2, 2015
President Barack Obama awarded two World War I veterans the Medal of Honor after their deaths.
"It has taken a long time for Henry Johnson and William Shemin to receive the recognition they deserve, and there are surely others whose heroism is still unacknowledged," Obama said.
Before, Johnson was shunned because he was black. Shemin because he was Jewish.