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First Living SEAL Team 6 Member in Four Decades Awarded Medal of Honor

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A photo provided Feb. 24, 2016 by the US Navy shows Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. Byers will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers is receiving the medal for his actions during a 2012 rescue operation in Afghanistan. (U.S. Navyvia AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest military honor to a Navy SEAL who participated in a daring 2012 raid that rescued an American hostage in Afghanistan.

A photo provided Feb. 24, 2016 by the US Navy shows Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. Byers will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers is receiving the medal for his actions during a 2012 rescue operation in Afghanistan. (U.S. Navyvia AP)

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