Last updated on March 31, 2019
United States President Donald J. Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins.
Staff Sergeant Atkins died after saving three soldiers from an explosion caused by a suicide bomber. After turning himself into a human shield, he sacrificed his life for the survival of three others. Atkins will be memorialized and awarded when Trump presents his son, Trevor, and Mr. Atkins’ parents with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony this Wednesday afternoon.
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