Obama to award Medal of Honor Monday to Charles Kettles, Vietnam War helicopter commander
President Barack Obama on Monday will award the Medal of Honor to Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers.
How did “Taps” originate?
The origins of “Taps,” the distinctive bugle melody played at U.S. military funerals and memorials and as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night, date back to the American Civil War.
Obama to award Medal of Honor Monday to Charles Kettles, Vietnam War helicopter commander
President Barack Obama on Monday will award the Medal of Honor to Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers.
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How did “Taps” originate?
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