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This is a story that has been 42 years in the making. One might say that it is 42 years late, but then, it is never too late for the right thing to be done.
The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest reward for bravery in military service. They are not given out liberally. They are given only to those whose actions demonstrated superior courage under fire. It also recognizes the willingness of the recipient to sacrifice everything for the good of his brothers-in-arms.
On May 16, 2012 President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Sabo's widow. Rose Mary Sabo-Brown in her remarks after receiving the medal said. " A piece of metal won't bring back my husband, but my heart beams with pride for Leslie because he's finally getting what's due to him. I will show it proudly for him for the rest of my life."
Mary Rose, you have that right to be proud of Leslie. We, too, share your pride and your sorrow. We wish to add our praise and thanks to you in his honor. His loss was great to you and to his fellow platoon members. We thank him for his service to us all.
We can say thank you for Spc. Leslie Sabo's sacrifice by thanking a veteran when we see them, or you can click on the "Click Here to Donate: It's free" button here on theveteranssite.com and help us feed homeless veterans. Let us all take pride in this soldier's sacrifice for his fellow platoon members and let us remember the sacrifice that his young wife had to make at the same time.