CNN: Obama awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War helicopter commander
(CNN)President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the Medal of Honor to Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers.
Obama, while presenting the highest military award to Kettles, 86, called his story "a wonderful inspiration," adding that the takeaway from his bravery is not just "a creed for our soldiers."
"It should be a creed for all of us," Obama said at a White House ceremony. "This is a country that's never finished in its mission to improve, to do better, to learn from our history, to work to form a more perfect union. And at a time when, let's face it, we've had a couple of tough weeks, for us to remember that goodness and decency of the American people and the way we can all look out for each other, even when times are tough, even when the odds are against us, what a wonderful inspiration."
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