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Newsmotion - Veterans http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/29/all en Tune In: The First Lady Speaks at the Unite for Veterans Summit http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/tune-first-lady-speaks-unite-veterans-summit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tune In: The First Lady Speaks at the Unite for Veterans Summit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This live event has concluded.</p> <p>Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles, an event hosted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the University of Southern California.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">As part of the Joining Forces Initiative, the First Lady is teaming up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to highlight the importance of aiding veterans as they transition into the next phase of their lives. Mayor Garcetti has joined the <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information/mayors_challenge/">Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness</a> by the end of 2015.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZssra9Vnz4">Watch the First Lady&#39;s remarks right here starting at 2:15 p.m. ET:</a></p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3T9GqqmDXw">Watch on YouTube</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/16/tune-first-lady-speaks-unite-veterans-summit" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/16/tune-first-lady-speaks-unite-veterans-...</a> </div> </div> </div> California Eric Garcetti Initiative Lauren Vrazilek Lauren Vrazilek Los Angeles Los Angeles Michelle Obama Official Southern California The First Lady Veterans White House Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:51:00 +0000 feed 307530 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-celebrating-independence-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p062714ck-0009.jpg?itok=6V4cdp-Z" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Blue Room of the White House, June 27, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Blue Room of the White House, June 27, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Blue Room of the White House, June 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>In this week&rsquo;s address, President Obama commemorated Independence Day by noting the contributions and sacrifices from individuals throughout the history of this country -- from our Founding Fathers, to the men and women in our military serving at home and abroad.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/03/weekly-address-celebrating-independence-day">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/070414-DTRSMT/070414_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/070414-DTRSMT/070414_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/04/weekly-address-celebrating-independence-day" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/04/weekly-address-celebrating-independenc...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Chuck Kennedy David Hudson Lindsay Holst Minneapolis Official The President Veterans Weekly Address White House Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 302441 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-corporal-william-kyle-carpenter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Corporal William &quot;Kyle&quot; Carpenter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 06/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t5b7qriF1Q">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>At the White House this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Corporal William &quot;Kyle&quot; Carpenter, a retired United States Marine. Corporal Carpenter received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.</p> <p>By all accounts, Kyle shouldn&#39;t be alive today. On November 21, 2010, Kyle&#39;s platoon woke up to the sound of AK-47 fire. As their compound began taking fire, Kyle and Lance Corporal Nicholas Eufrazio took cover up on a roof, low on their backs behind a circle of sandbags. And then a grenade landed nearby, its pin already pulled.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/19/president-awards-medal-honor-corporal-william-kyle-carpenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/19/president-awards-medal-honor-corporal-william-kyle-carpenter" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/19/president-awards-medal-honor-corporal-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Barack Obama David Hudson Defense Kyle Corporal Nicholas Kyle J. Carpenter Kyle J. White Lance Corporal Nicholas Lawrence Jackson Nicholas Eufrazio nick Official Pete Souza The President United States United States Veterans White House William William Kyle William Kyle Carpenter Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:49:14 +0000 feed 296565 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and Honors the "Borinqueneers" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-signs-water-resources-reform-and-development-act-and-honors-borinquene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and Honors the &quot;Borinqueneers&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tge6IZP62I">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>It was a busy morning at the White House today, as President Obama signed two bills into law &mdash; the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), and the 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/10/remarks-president-signing-water-resources-reform-and-development-act-and">In his remarks</a>, the President first explained how the Water Resources Reform and Development Act will &quot;put Americans to work modernizing our water infrastructure and restoring some of our most vital ecosystems.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/president-obama-signs-water-resources-reform-and-development-act-and-honors-borinque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/president-obama-signs-water-resources-reform-and-development-act-and-honors-borinque" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/10/president-obama-signs-water-resources-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama Boston David Hudson Defense Economy Joe Biden Korea Official Pete Souza Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente The President United States Veterans White House Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:36:04 +0000 feed 293009 at http://newsmotion.org D-Day Commemorations: Information for Veterans and Invitees http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/d-day-commemorations-information-veterans-and-invitees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Day Commemorations: Information for Veterans and Invitees </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Friday, President Obama will visit Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces. To honor the Americans who fought and died in the campaign, President Obama and President Hollande will participate in a ceremony at the American cemetery close to Omaha Beach, the site of the American landing in Normandy.</p> <p>We suggest that Americans wishing to attend the ceremony at the cemetery as part of the general public, please <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ParisDDay2014</span><img alt="at" width="10" src="/sites/all/modules/spamspan/image.gif" /><span class="d">state [dot] gov</span><span class="t"> (email the U.S. Embassy in Paris)</span></span> for additional information. If you are a World War II veteran attending the ceremony, please <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">ParisDAODDay</span><img alt="at" width="10" src="/sites/all/modules/spamspan/image.gif" /><span class="d">state [dot] gov</span><span class="t"> (email the U.S. Defense Attach&eacute; Office in Paris)</span></span>.</p> <p>We expect large numbers of visitors at the events on the 6th. To aid in your visit, we suggest contacting these U.S. Offices even if you have received tickets in advance so we may assist all Americans as much as possible on this day of events.</p> <p><a href="http://france.usembassy.gov/dday2014.html">For U.S. veterans and invitees planning on attending the ceremony, please visit the D-Day Commemorations site on the U.S. Embassy France website for more information.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/03/d-day-commemorations-information-veterans-and-invitees" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/03/d-day-commemorations-information-veter...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= David Hudson Defense Dwight D. Eisenhower France Official Omaha paris Paris The President Veterans White House Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:39:02 +0000 feed 289533 at http://newsmotion.org D-Day veterans meet for the first time in 70 years http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/d-day-veterans-meet-first-time-70-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Day veterans meet for the first time in 70 years </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joe Cattini and Denys Hunter reunited for the first time since they took part in the Normandy landings<img width='1' height='1' src='http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3b22235c/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/199119768795/u/60/f/564430/c/32726/s/3b22235c/sc/8/a2t.img" border="0"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3b22235c/sc/8/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Chistory0Cworld0Ewar0Etwo0C10A8735690CD0EDay0Eveterans0Emeet0Efor0Ethe0Efirst0Etime0Ein0E70A0Eyears0Bhtml/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/3b22235c/sc/8/l/0L0Stelegrap...</a> </div> </div> </div> 70th anniversary d day Keith Perry normany landings Unofficial Veterans Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:41:23 +0000 feed 289586 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Speaks from Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-speaks-arlington-national-cemetery-memorial-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Speaks from Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/26/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AubBgGSGCI">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Today, President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and deliver remarks at a memorial service honoring our fallen servicemembers and their families.</p> <p>The President, who returned from Afghanistan this morning, thanked troops and veterans for their service to our nation, and paid tribute to the fallen:</p> <blockquote><p>Today, in small towns across America, in cemeteries throughout our country and around the world, and here on these solemn hillsides, the families of our fallen share stories of the lives they led. Our hearts ache in their absence. But our hearts are also full -- full in knowing that their legacy shines bright in the people that they loved the most. Through almost unimaginable loss, these families of the fallen have tapped a courage and resolve that many of us will never know. And we draw comfort and strength from their example.</p> <p>We draw strength from the promise of their children. Today, Michelle and Jill are with 200 brave boys and girls whose parents gave everything they had in service to their country.</p> </blockquote> <p>The First Lady and Dr. Biden were seated in the audience with children who are participating in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors&#39; &quot;Good Grief&quot; camp -- a program that provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to help young survivors learn coping skills and identify support systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/26/president-obama-speaks-arlington-national-cemetery-memorial-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/26/president-obama-speaks-arlington-national-cemetery-memorial-day" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/26/president-obama-speaks-arlington-natio...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Arlington Barack Obama Biden California Clara Edwards Clara Gantt Jill Joseph Gantt Korea Lindsay Holst Marianna Michelle Obama Makes Official Pete Souza The President Veterans Virginia White House Mon, 26 May 2014 15:04:23 +0000 feed 286135 at http://newsmotion.org "We Stand in Awe of Your Service": President Obama Makes a Surprise Trip to Thank Troops in Afghanistan http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/we-stand-awe-your-service-president-obama-makes-surprise-trip-thank-troops-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We Stand in Awe of Your Service&quot;: President Obama Makes a Surprise Trip to Thank Troops in Afghanistan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 05/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/afghanistan_14.jpg?itok=Yl22Wx1e" alt="Afghanistan 14" title="Afghanistan 14" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> U.S. troops react as they shake hands with President Barack Obama at Bagram Airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opoxctmXPkc">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>President Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan today to thank the American troops and civilians stationed there for their service.</p> <p>Following an opening performance by Brad Paisley, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/25/remarks-president-troops-bagram-air-base-afghanistan">the President addressed</a> about 3,000 troops in a hangar on the base.</p> <p>He let them know that he was there &quot;on a single mission&quot; -- and that was to say thank you.</p> <p>&quot;I thank you as your Commander-in-Chief because you inspire me,&quot; the President said. &quot;Your willingness to serve, to step forward at a time of war, and say &#39;send me,&#39; is the reason the United States stays strong and free. Of all the honors that I have serving as President, nothing matches serving as your Commander-in-Chief.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/25/president-makes-surprise-visit-troops-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/25/president-makes-surprise-visit-troops-afghanistan" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/25/president-makes-surprise-visit-troops-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Bagram Barack Obama Brad Paisley Erik Kurilla helmand James B. Cunningham Jill Biden Joseph F. Dunford Jr. Kandahar Kendal Marcy Khost Kunar Lindsay Holst Michelle Obama Nuristan Official Paktika Pete Souza Rob Nation Saudi Arabia Susan Rice The President United States United States Veterans White House Sun, 25 May 2014 18:43:24 +0000 feed 286136 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/weekly-address-paying-tribute-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 05/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In this week&rsquo;s address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by honoring the brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. As we stand with our veterans and military families this weekend, the President underscored our commitment to uphold our nation&rsquo;s sacred trust with our veterans and ensure they get the benefits and opportunities they deserve and have earned.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/24/weekly-address-paying-tribute-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day">Transcript</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/052414-LRSDPA/052414_WeeklyAddress.mp4">mp4</a> | <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2014/052414-LRSDPA/052414_WeeklyAddress.mp3">mp3</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p052214lj-0031.jpg?itok=6DkwTGOR" alt="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 22, 2014." title="President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 22, 2014." width="430" height="242" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/24/weekly-address-paying-tribute-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/24/weekly-address-paying-tribute-our-fall...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama David Hudson Lawrence Jackson Lindsay Holst Official The President United States Veterans Weekly Address White House Sat, 24 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 feed 285403 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Kyle J. White http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-sgt-kyle-j-white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Kyle J. White </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KrSnvpnKE">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>This afternoon, President Obama awarded Sgt. Kyle J. White, a former active-duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House. Sgt. White received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.</p> <p>On the afternoon of November 9, 2007, Sgt. White and the 13 members of his team left a meeting in an Afghan village and headed back up a steep hill, into an area that was known as &quot;ambush alley.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;That&#39;s when a single shot rang out,&quot; <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/13/remarks-president-presentation-medal-honor-sergeant-kyle-j-white-us-army">President Obama said</a>. &quot;Then another. And then the entire canyon erupted, with bullets coming from what seemed like every direction.&quot;</p> <p>Sgt. White emptied a full magazine as his platoon returned fire against the ambush. But while reloading, an explosion from an enemy grenade knocked him unconscious. When he came to, his face was pressed against a rock -- and soon after, enemy fire hit another rock close to his head, sending shrapnel and rock shards across Sgt. White&#39;s face.</p> <p>Yet in the middle of this danger, Sgt. White&#39;s heroism and selflessness were made evident, as the President detailed in the rest of his remarks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/13/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-sgt-kyle-j-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/13/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-sgt-kyle-j-white" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/13/president-obama-awards-medal-honor-sgt...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Afghanistan Barack Obama Charlie One Six Charlotte Chuck Kennedy David Hudson Iraq Kain Schilling Kain Shilling Kyle J. White North Carolina Official Phillip Bocks The President Veterans White House Tue, 13 May 2014 23:00:03 +0000 feed 281254 at http://newsmotion.org