President Biden Awards First Medal of Honor of Presidency

He will be joined by South Korean President Moon

The White House announced on Wednesday that President Biden would be awarding the first medal of honor of his presidency on Friday. The honor will be presented to Colonel Ralph Puckett, Jr. for “conspicuous gallantry during the Korean War.” President Biden will be joined by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to present the honor to Colonel Puckett. 

According to a White House statement, Colonel Puckett earned the honor by leading his troops amid an enemy counterattack. The statement said, “over the course of the counterattack, the Rangers were inspired and motivated by the extraordinary leadership and courageous example exhibited by First Lieutenant Puckett.” He was wounded in the attack and urged his men to leave him, but he was able to be evacuated, and the U.S. Army won the battle. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president as he and his administration choose whom to honor.
  • That the Defense Department would have discernment in the deploying of military personnel.
  • With gratitude for the sacrifices made by U.S. Armed Forces members and their families. 

Sources: The Hill, White House, CBS


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