Remarks on Presenting Posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honor to Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger

Obama, Barack H.
September 2010
Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents;9/21/2010, Special section p1
Government Documents
The article presents the text of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama delivered at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2010. He talked about the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to the late Air Force chief master sergeant Richard L. Etchberger. He told the true story of Etchberger's heroism in Laos, where he died as a result of performing his duties in a secret assignment. He noted that Etchberger adhered to the Airman's Creed to never leave an airman behind and never fail.


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