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Videos: Interviews with some participants in the March 18 Medal of Honor ceremony

For his heroic actions in Vietnam on September 17, 1969, Marvin Morris will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday, March 18 at the White House.

A day before a White House ceremony at which 24 Army veterans are to be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, Stars and Stripes talked with one of the three living recipients-to-be and several relatives and friends of those who are to be honored posthumously.

Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris

Medal of Honor recipient

Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as Commander of a Strike Force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on September 17, 1969.
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Patricia Kennedy

Daughter of Staff Sgt. William Leonard 

Sgt. William F. Leonard will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as a Squad Leader in Company C, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy near St. Die, France on November 7, 1944.
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Pete Corrall

Nephew of Sgt. Eduardo Gomez

Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Tabu-dong, Korea on September 3, 1950.
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Joe Rodriguez

Nephew of Pvt. Miguel Vera

Pvt. Miguel A. Vera will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as an automatic rifleman with Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division in Chorwon, Korea, on September 21, 1952. 
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Charles Baldonado

Brother of Cpl. Joe Baldonado

Cpl. Joe R. Baldonado will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as an acting machine gunner in 3d Squad, 2d Platoon, Company B, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kangdong, Korea on November 25, 1950.
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Mitch Libman

Boyhood friend of Pfc. Leonard Kravitz

Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as an assistant machinegunner with Company M, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Yangpyong, Korea on March 6 and 7, 1951.
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