President Obama will culminate a 12-year Pentagon review next month when he awards the Medal of Honor to 19 Jewish, Hispanic and African-American veterans from World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War who were passed over previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds.
Congress initiated the review of records in 2002 to determine whether Jewish or Hispanic heroes had been wrongly kept from high military honors. The order was later amended to include African Americans.
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The deadline is Wednesday for publication next Monday.