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Afghanistan bravery merits Medal of Honor for Kyle White
Afghanistan bravery merits Medal of Honor for Kyle White

Seven years ago, Army Spc. Kyle J. White was on a narrow path in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when he and his U.S. military comrades walked into an ambush. As one fellow soldier went down, White, then 20, rushed over to help, using his body to shield the wounded man from enemy fire. On Tuesday, White received the Medal of Honor for distinguishing himself by "acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" on Nov. 9, 2007. "Then Kyle saw another man down, Marine Sgt. Phillip Bocks, in the open, 30 feet behind him but too injured to reach cover," President Obama said at a White House ceremony. "Kyle remembers...

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