For Manuel Rodriguez, this was a proud moment more than 50 years in the making.
Manuel was presented with the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Bronze Palm for Valor. He had already been recognized with a Purple Heart and other commendations, but he'd never been recognized for his heroism.
In 1967, Manuel saved 30 soldiers under intense enemy gunfire. It was marked in headlines, but Army records that should have resulted in medals, never made it back home.
Take a look at the video above for more on Manuel's story.