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Olympic hero Billy Mills receives Medal of Honor at White House


Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:13pm

President Barack Obama honored civilians with the second-highest civilian honor—the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal—on Friday, February 15 and the list of 13 includes Indian country’s own Billy Mills.

“It is my distinguished honor to award these individuals the 2012 Citizens Medal for their commitment to public service,” Obama said in a White House press release. “Their selflessness and courage inspire us all to look for opportunities to better serve our communities and our country.”

Mills, along with the 12 other honorees, were among a group of 6,000 nominations.

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