Barack Obama, Bennie Adkins

President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with retired Army Command Sgt. Major Bennie G. Adkins after presenting him with the Medal of Honor, in the East Room of the White House, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington. Adkins was deployed three times to Vietnam with the Special Forces and is being recognized for actions during his second combat tour, in 1966, when he ran wounded through enemy fire to drag injured comrades to safety. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)