“The excitement in his face says it all. Bill Mohr, 108 years old (not a typo), was the oldest living World War II veteran when he met President Obama after a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House. Bill passed away a couple of weeks ago and his family released a statement including this sentence: ‘Meeting a sitting President was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for our father, who was a true patriot.’”
The 3 living recipients of Medal of Honor among 24 Army veterans whose gallantry had finally been fully recognized stand during ceremony at White House,March 18,2014.L to r,Sgt.1st Class Melvin Morris,Master Sgt.Jose Rodela & Sgt.Santiago J.Erevia.All 3 earned nation's highest award for battlefield gallantry during Vietnam War.The 24 soldiers from WWII,Korean War & Vietnam Waroriginally received Distinguished Service Cross,& congressionally directed review resulted in awards being upgraded.
According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 15% of homeless adults are veterans. A disturbing reality faced by the men and women who risked their lives to grant us with the freedoms we enjoy everyday.