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Two World War I veterans to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

President Obama will give the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to two World War I veterans, including the second black soldier from that war to receive the award -- the military’s highest tribute. That man, Army Pvt. Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, will be honored for his response to a nighttime attack from German soldiers while he was on sentry duty in France in 1918, the White House said. His only companion wounded and his own gun jammed, Johnson fought instead with a knife and was wounded repeatedly but kept the Germans from capturing the two of them. Johnson was later promoted to lieutenant and was lauded for his bravery at the time, receiving...

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