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Four of 24 men being honored next month with the nation's highest military honor. (credit: Pentagon)

President Obama To Honor Soldiers Who Were Overlooked Due To Racial, Religious Bias

For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.

02/21/2014

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World War II Vet’s Stolen Medals Replaced

Thanks to a member of Congress, a World War II veteran’s stolen medals have been replaced.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2014

Rusty Smith would like his two Olympic bronze medals back. No questions asked. (credit: CBS)

Say Oh-no! 2 Precious Medals Stolen From Olympic Speed-Skater

Smith, 33 next month, won his medals in the 500m race in the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City and the 5000m relay at the 2006 games in Turin.

07/19/2012

Xavier Alvarez, an elected member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District Board, made claims at a board meeting in 2007 that he was a retired Marine who had been "wounded many times" and had been awarded the Medal of Honor in 1987. (credit: CBS)

SCOTUS Strikes Down Law Against Lying About Military Medals

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Southland water district official was constitutionally protected after he falsely claimed to have been awarded a military honor.

06/28/2012

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Lancaster Students Bring Gifts To Soldiers Readying For Deployment

Some Lancaster students Friday made sure that local soldiers would not be forgotten when they deploy overseas.

06/10/2011

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