Obama to award posthumous Medal of Honor to PA man

WASHINGTON (AP) - September 3, 2010

The White House says Obama will present the medal to survivors of Richard Etchberger on Sept. 21.

According to the White House, the Hamburg, Pa., native showed "conspicuous gallantry" on March 11, 1968, when he deliberately exposed himself to enemy fire to help his wounded comrades into rescue slings so they could be airlifted to safety.

Etchberger was fatally wounded by enemy fire as he was being rescued. His three sons are expected to join Obama at the White House to commemorate their father's sacrifice.

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