PBS NewsHour

Bringing belated recognition to overlooked U.S. heroes

Clip: 03/18/2014 | 8m 14s

President Obama awarded the nation’s highest medal for combat valor to 24 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American soldiers who served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Pentagon blamed racial or ethnic discrimination for previously denying their honors. Gwen Ifill talks to retired Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.

Aired: 03/18/14

Rating: NR

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