PBS NewsHour

Two WWI soldiers receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Clip: 06/02/2015 | 5m 17s

President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination. Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson were recognized with the nation's highest military decoration for saving their comrades on French front lines. William Brangham has the story.

Aired: 06/02/15

Rating: NR

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