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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


President Barack Hussein Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the sons of Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, United States Air Force, from left, Steve Wilson, Corey Etchberger, and Richard Etchberger, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday 21 September 2010.

Chief Etchberger received the Medal of Honor for his heroic combat actions in Laos on Monday 11 March 1968, after deliberately exposing himself to enemy fire in order to place three surviving wounded comrades in rescue slings, permitting them to be airlifted to safety.

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