CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning.
White's platoon left a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan after an interpreter heard suspicious chatter on an Army radio.
On the way back to their outpost, White's platoon was ambushed. Over the next few hours, White put his own life at risk to save fellow service members during the Nov. 8, 2007 attack.
White will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama.