Trump to present Medal of Honor to family of Iraq War hero

President Trump will award a posthumous Medal of Honor Wednesday to Army Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins for his bravery in tackling an insurgent who tried to trigger a suicide vest in Iraq.

Atkins died in the 2007 blast, though his decision to give himself up saved three fellow soldiers.

Mr. Trump will deliver the medal to Atkins‘ son, Trevor Oliver, in a White House ceremony.

It will be the eighth Medal of Honor that Mr. Trump has bestowed during his tenure.

The medal is awarded to those who have demonstrated conspicuous gallantry by risking their own lives, above and beyond the call of duty, while combating a U.S. enemy or fighting alongside a foreign ally.
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