Trump Awards Medal of Honor to 'Human Shield' War Hero's Family

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It was a somber ceremony. President Trump avoided the family of an army staff sergeant killed in Iraq the congressional medal of honor with more on this story. Here's John Clemens. Thirty-one-year-old Travis Atkins was trying to subdue a terrorist. When he was killed. Mr. Trump explain Atkins turned himself into a human shield. Travis wrapped his arms and his entire body around him and threw him to the ground away from his troops. Who are right next to him. He put himself on the top of the enemy, and he shielded his men from certain death. The terrorists that needed his suicide vest and Travis was instantly killed.

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