Iraq war heros family accepts Medal of Honor from Trump

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Travis Atkins was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony Wednesday for his heroism in Iraq where he jumped on top of a suicide bomber and was killed saving the lives of his fellow soldiers. At one and the teen thanked the crowd and praised his late father. The Iraqi was able to detonate the vest saving his buddies. Sand Aijo said at a Pentagon briefing Tuesday. And thats exactly how Travis Atkins will be remembered Trevor Oliver. The medal is the nations highest military honor for bravery against an enemy and Trump had just presented the eighth one of his presidency to Trevor Atkins. Atkins had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross which was upgraded to a Medal of Honor after a Defense Department review. Cases work their way up the chain of command at the Pentagon to the service secretary and defense secretary both of whom have authority to disapprove of a recommendation. Some 3 according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. President Donald Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to Staff Sgt

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