Kelly Urich


19 Veterans Receive Medal of Honor After Years Of Discrimination

Two-dozen veterans received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday of this week – years after they SHOULD have.


Back in 2002, Congress ordered the government to go over thousands of records since World War Two, and look for anyone who'd been passed over because of discrimination.  And since it's the government, it took 12 years to do that.


Finally they identified 24 soldiers whose actions warranted a Medal of Honor, 17 Hispanic veterans, one African-American, and one Jewish soldier.


Also while they were looking into it, they found five MORE veterans were identified as deserving a medal, even though they WEREN'T minorities.


Sadly, only three of the 24 soldiers are still alive. Their names are Melvin Morris, Jose Rodela, and Santiago Erevia, and they all served in Vietnam. But family members were on hand to accept medals for the other 21 vets.


And one of the soldiers who died in action was Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz, which was Lenny Kravitz's UNCLE. 

- Kelly Urich 

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03/20/2014 8:27AM
19 Veterans Receive Medal of Honor After Years Of Discrimination
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