Forty Years Later, a Hero is Awarded Medal of Honor

Homes for Heroes was touched by the special ceremony held yesterday at the White House, where President Obama posthumously awarded Army Specialist Leslie Sabo the Medal of Honor, the country’s highest award for gallantry. Sabo was killed while serving with U.S. forces in Cambodia in May 1970. Sabo died in the blast of his own grenade, which he had thrown into an enemy bunker after heroically shielding his ambushed comrades with his body.

His widow, Rose May Sabo-Brown, accepted the medal on his behalf. “I know a piece of cloth and a medal won’t bring him back, but my heart beams with pride for Leslie because he is finally receiving tribute for his sacrifices and bravery,” Sabo-Brown told reporters.

Homes for Heroes celebrates this long overdue honor.

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