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September 7, 2010 2:32PM

Vietnam Vet to Receive Medal of Honor


An airman who fought in the Vietnam War will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously from President Barack Obama in a September 21 White House ceremony.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. "Dick" Etchberger was killed March 11, 1968, in Laos during the battle of Mount Phou Pha Thi when Viet Cong troops overran a U.S. radar site where Etchberger maintained equipment.

Read more about his heroic actions and the White House ceremony in this American Forces Press Service article.