President Donald Trump Awards Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne Medal of Honor


    Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne, who risked his life to save dozens of hostages during a nighttime rescue in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, in 2015, receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 11, 2020. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for valor and is presented by the president on behalf of Congress. (Video: U.S. Department of Defense)

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