WATCH: President Trump awards Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne with Medal of Honor

Sgt. Maj. Payne is receiving the Medal of Honor for his "extraordinary heroism and selfless actions" during a hostage rescue in 2015.

President Donald Trump is awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne for demonstrating “extraordinary heroism and selfless actions” during a daring hostage rescue in October 2015


Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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