Obama awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring hostage rescue

February 29, 2016 5:35 PM

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring hostage rescue

WASHINGTON — The creed of the Navy SEALs states: "I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions."

And yet there was Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward Byers, standing next to President Obama in front of a room full of reporters and photographers whose cameras whirred as Obama hung the Medal of Honor around his neck in a White House ceremony Monday.

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