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Iraq war hero's family accepts Medal of Honor from Trump

The son of an Army staff sergeant awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he wants his father to be remembered as the best parent and best soldier anyone could ever ask for.

And that's exactly how Travis Atkins will be remembered, Trump assured Atkins' son, Trevor Oliver.

"You can't get better than the Congressional Medal of Honor. You just can't," Trump explained. The medal is the nation's highest military honor for bravery against an enemy, and Trump had just presented the eighth one of his presidency to Trevor Atkins.

Atkins, 31, of Bozeman, Montana, died in June 2007 while trying to subdue a suspected Iraqi...