Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia, stand in the east room of the White House, Washington, March 18, 2014, after receiving the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama presented 24 Medals of Honor in a rare ceremony meant to commemorate acts of bravery that the government concluded should of been recognized long ago.