Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla will be inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on May 3 at 2 p.m. EDT. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and both soldiers’ families will participate in the ceremony.
President Barack Obama is expected to present the Medal of Honor to the families of Kaho’ohanohano and Svehla at a ceremony at the White House on May 2, 2011. On April 13 the White House announced the soldiers will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military honor for their heroic actions during the Korean War.
Because space is limited, media interested in covering this event should R.S.V.P. to Army public affairs at 703-697-5662 no later than April 29. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.
For more information on the Medal of Honor, visit http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor.