“They Will Not Be Forgotten”

President Barack Obama will award former Army Sgt. Kyle White the Medal of Honor on May 13 for disregarding his own life while trying to save his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007. White says he will accept the Medal in honor of those who died that day. “I will tell their stories and preserve their memories … they will not be forgotten,” said White of the five soldiers and one marine who died after insurgents ambushed White’s unit on Nov. 9, 2007. “Their sacrifice and the sacrifices of so many others are what motivate me to wake up each and every day to be the best I can. Everything I do in my life is done to make them proud,” he said. White will become the seventh living Iraq or Afghanistan veteran to receive the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat, according to a DOD release.