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  1. William Shemin, second from left, was 19-years-old when his heroics during World War I earned him the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest combat award. His daughter has pushed for him to receive the highest award saying his actions de

    Obama’s Princesses, Pride and Prejudice 

    He’s finding time for the personal and the political. Next month the president will host the Dutch royal family on its first U.S. state visit, as well as a second swingby from South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, one of America’s most steadfast allies. He’ll also host a reception honoring LGBT citizens — June is Pride Month — and time-warp almost a century to posthumously award two Army soldiers, black Pvt. Henry Johnson and Jewish Sgt. William Shemin, (pictured), the Medal of Honor for showing long-unrecognized  “conspicuous gallantry” in World War I. 

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