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Declaring it’s never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination.
In a tearful, joyful East Room ceremony recalling the battlefield triumphs as well as the prejudices of 20th century America, Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson were recognized with the nation’s highest military decoration for saving their comrades on French front lines. Shemin was Jewish and Johnson was black.
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Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson, New York National Guard, 
accepted the Medal of Honor in Pvt. Henry Johnson​’s behalf
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Sgt. William Shemin and Pvt. Henry Johnson receive 

posthumously the Medal of Honor almost 100 years 
White House_June 2, 2015
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Daughters Ida and Elsie accepted the Medal of Honor in their father’s 
Sgt. William Shemin behalf.  White House_June 2, 2015​
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“It’s never to late to make things right!”  ~President Obama
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Camille
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador

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