TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Obama, Barack H.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents;9/21/2010, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
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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54354456

 

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