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Ohio Veteran To Receive Medal Of Honor

USA Today

A U.S. Navy SEAL from Ohio who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan will be the nation's next Medal of Honor recipient. President  Obama will present the nation's highest award for valor in action to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers on February 29. Byers will be the 11th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan. Byers was part of a team that rescued a civilian hostage in December 2012.