Biden Presents Medal of Honor to Three Soldiers for Heroism During War on Terror


President Joe Biden presented the Medal of Honor to three American heroes during a ceremony on Thursday. Two were given posthumously to Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe and Army Sergeant First Class Christopher Celiz. Army Master Sergeant Earl Plumlee was in person to receive the nation’s highest medal.

Cashe was initially given the Silver Star for saving his men from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle after being struck by an improvised explosive device in Iraq. While exposed to enemy gunfire and while he was on fire himself from fuel covering his uniform, Cashe was able to save six soldiers from the burning vehicle. He died from the second and third-degree wounds that covered over 70 percent of his body in 2005. Cashe’s widow accepted the medal on his behalf.

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