They served in some of the horrific battles of World War II. One was there for the Normandy Landing on June 6, 1944. Another participated in the Battle of Okinawa. On Tuesday, they were honored in their nation's capital for their sacrifices.
The new National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights hundreds of personal stories of tragedy, suffering and courage, but some of the bravest heroes are recognized in the section about military history.
There are 76 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, and 34 of them were in one room Jan. 20 for the Veterans Inaugural Ball, an event paying tribute to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and the men who earned the nation’s highest military award.