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A group of Army veterans and their families journeyed to Washington, D.C., to receive the highest military honor many years after serving their country and after being initially denied in the process.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans who were found to have been wrongly denied the award due to prejudice, following a congressionally mandated review.
The veterans received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Above, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, a Vietnam War veteran, watches as U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Schneider, right, from U.S. Army Old Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, inspects his uniform to prepare him for his visit to the White House on March 16 in Washington, D.C. Morris was one of three living soldiers to receive the medal on Tuesday.
Getty Images' Joe Raedle documented his road to the White House to receive long overdue honor and recognition.