And that, President Obama said in a White House ceremony Tuesday, was what Sgt. Kyle White did in Afghanistan in November 2007. For his “acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty,” Sergeant White was awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday, becoming the seventh living recipient of that honor for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That story began when White and his fellow paratroopers from Chosen Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, were returning to their base in eastern Afghanistan, along a narrow ridge line known as “ambush alley” when they came under attack. Bullets were coming from “what seemed like every direction,” Sergeant White recalled, and the attack was so fierce that he had resigned himself to death, Mr. Obama told an audience that included White’s family, members of his company, and the families of the fallen.
(Reuters) - Two health workers at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, who were exposed to a patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have begun showing flu-like symptoms, and one of the two has been hospitalized. Officials at the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital said on Tuesday the two healthcare workers were exposed to the patient - the second confirmed case of MERS on U.S. soil - in the emergency department before it became clear that he might be infected with the virus, which is often deadly. The second healthcare worker is being isolated in his home and watched for signs of infection. Hospital and local health officials said at a press conference that the MERS patient, also a healthcare worker, had made a visit last week to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to accompany another person who was having a medical procedure.
He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them to cookies and milk at bedtime.