US military award given to men once denied

US President awards Medal of Honour, military's biggest prize, to servicemen overlooked because of prejudice.

    US President Barack Obama has awarded America's highest military honour to 24 men previously denied the decoration because of racial discrimination.

    When they served several decades ago their courage was ignored because of their race or religion.

    Only three out of the 24 men receiving the medal are still alive.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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