September 11, 2020 - President Donald Trump awards U.S. Army
Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne, who is assigned to the
U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Medal of Honor at
the White House for his conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the
call of duty during a joint task force raid that liberated
70 Iraqi hostages being held by ISIS in a prison compound in
the northern town of Hawija, Iraq on October 22, 2015.