WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, February 29, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy. Senior Chief Byers received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012.(Cheriss May/HUNS)

President Barack Obama awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor Monday to a Navy SEAL hero. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers helped rescue an American who was being held hostage in Afghanistan. Howard University News Service reporter Ashley Young reports from the White House.

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