May 16th, 2012
05:25 PM ET
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. for "conspicuous gallantry" at a ceremony Wednesday at the White House. Sabo was killed trying to save his fellow soldiers in Cambodia in 1970 during the Vietnam War.
President Obama spoke of the nation's gratitude to all of its soldiers.
Specialist Sabo's honor comes 43 years after his heroic act. (Read Specialist Sabo's story on CNN Security Clearance)
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