President Obama on Monday presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, decades after he rescued 44 fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War. The rescues occurred during an onslaught of enemy fire in May 1967. “It’s not just me. I’m just leading the pack. Making the decisions, which some may not have liked them. I don’t know,” Kettles has said. “But those behind me were obliged to follow and they did. They did their job. Above and beyond. So, the medal is not mine, it’s theirs.” Kettles received the honor for going “above and beyond the call of duty,” the White House said.