Medal of Honor exhibit opens in Tempe

Medal of Honor exhibit opens in Tempe

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: The Medals of Honor are displayed before they are given to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Melvin Morris, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Jose Rodela and U.S. Army Specialist Four (Ret.) Santiago J. Erevia (L-R), , all of whom are Vietnam War veterans, during a ceremony in the White House on March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The three were joined by families of 21 others who were presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 12:06 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- An exhibit showcasing the nation's highest military honor and its connection to past Arizona service members is set to open in Tempe.

"Above and Beyond: Arizona and the Medal of Honor" will be on display for the public starting Sunday at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park.

Organizers say the exhibit features five Medals of Honor and the stories of how they were earned after actions done in Arizona or abroad by natives to the state.

They say one of the medals was discovered buried in dirt by a man with a metal detector.

The exhibit will be open for six months before traveling around the state for the next two and a half years.

It is scheduled to be in Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff and Prescott.

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