Synopsis by Sarah Block
This patriotic program looks at several American military heroes who have earned the Congressional Medal of Honor -- the highest level of recognition in the country. The stories of servicemen from the Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy are told though archival news footage and photographs, interviews with medal recipients, and the testimonials of fellow soldiers who were witness to their heroism. Among the featured honorees are the first African-American and Asian-American soldiers to earn the medal -- World War II veterans Vernon Baker and George Sakato. Also highlighted are the last two of the 3,440 awards to date -- Gary Gordon and Randall Shughart, Delta Force members from the 1993 operation in Mogadishu, Somalia, who were posthumously awarded the medal.
Air-Force, army, courage, hero, honor [recognition], Marines, Medal-of-Honor, military, Navy, war, war-hero