Army Aviation

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Helicopter Commander

kettlesOn Monday, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers during the Vietnam War. While presenting the highest military award to Kettles, 86, Obama called his story “a wonderful inspiration,” adding that the takeaway from his bravery is not just “a creed for our soldiers,” and that it should be a creed for all of us.

Congratulations to Lt. Col. Kettles. To read more about the ceremony and Kettles’ story, click here.