The irony and back-story of the situation are pretty fucked. He was originally going to be brought up on charges because he was ordered not to go back in to rescue the other Marines, and I guess as the story got noticed higher up the chain he was recommended for the MOH instead. He was asked if he had any requests while in DC, and he asked to have a beer with Obama, which they did in the Rose Garden last night. He's only the third living recipient in Iraq and Afghanistan and the first living Marine. Cool story.