The President Awards Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, U.S. Air Force, the Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the sons of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, from left, Steve Wilson, Corey Etchberger, and Richard Etchberger, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 21, 2010. Etchberger received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in combat in Laos on March 11, 1968, after deliberately exposing himself to enemy fire in order to place three surviving wounded comrades in rescue slings permitting them to be airlifted to safety. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)