On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. 

The Associated Press reports: 

The honors are being awarded after Congress ordered a review to determine whether service members of Jewish or Hispanic heritage or others had been wrongly denied the Medal of Honor due to prejudice. All of those being honored had previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest military award.

Three of the 24 veterans honored are still alive today, and 10 never returned home. Watch president Obama’s speech above.

The following recipients received the Medal:

Specialist Four Santiago J. Erevia

Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris

Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela

The following received the Medal on behalf of the recipient listed:

Lenora Alvarado, accepting on behalf of her father, Specialist Four Leonard L. Alvarado

Richard Conde, accepting on behalf of his father, Staff Sergeant Felix M. Conde-Falcon

Shyrell Jean Copas, accepting on behalf of her father, Specialist Four Ardie R. Copas

Tina Duran-Ruvalcaba, accepting on behalf of her father, Specialist Four Jesus S. Duran

Command Sergeant Major Michael Grinston, accepting on behalf of Sergeant Candelario Garcia

Charles Baldonado, accepting on behalf of his brother, Corporal Joe R. Baldonado

Tyronne Espinoza, accepting on behalf of his father, Corporal Victor H. Espinoza

Pete Corrall, accepting on behalf of his uncle, Sergeant Eduardo C. Gomez

Laurie Wegner, accepting on behalf of her uncle, Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz

Iris Negron, accepting on behalf of her father, Master Sergeant Juan E. Negron

Michael David Pena, accepting on behalf of his father, Master Sergeant Mike C. Pena

Sergeant Ashley Randall, accepting on behalf of her grandfather, Private Demensio Rivera

Joe Rodriguez, accepting on behalf of his uncle, Private Miguel A. Vera

Nancy Weinstein, accepting on behalf of her husband, Sergeant Jack Weinstein

Dominga Perez, accepting on behalf of her father, Private Pedro Cano

Miriam Adams, accepting on behalf of her uncle, Private Joe Gandara

Alfonzo Lara, accepting on behalf of his brother, Private First Class Salvador J. Lara

Patricia Kennedy, accepting on behalf of her father, Private First Class William F. Leonard

Alice Mendoza, accepting on behalf of her husband, Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza

Robert Nietzel, accepting on behalf of his cousin, Sergeant Alfred B. Nietzel

Dr. Terry Schwab, accepting on behalf of his father, First Lieutenant Donald K. Schwab