Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama Tops Forbes’ List Of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’

Posted by: Audiegrl

Forbes~She has made the office of First Lady her own. A forceful advocate of school nutrition standards and military families’ affairs. A fashion icon and an athletic mother of two, she’s Jackie Kennedy with a law degree from Harvard and street sense from Chicago’s South Side. She’s also effective: In response to her Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity, companies like Coca-Cola, Kellogg and General Mills have pledged to reduce the calorie content of their foods by 2012. The first lady remains popular: 54% of Americans view her favorably.

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Awarding Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller the Medal of Honor

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Written by by Jesse Lee

President Barack Obama speaks to the team members of late Army Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller during an East Room presentation ceremony of a Medal of Honor October 6, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Staff Sergeant Miller, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native who was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was presented with the medal posthumously for his heroic actions to save the lives of his fellow soldiers and 15 Afghan National Army soldiers in Afghanistan on January 25, 2008. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)

The Vice President and the First Lady were also present as the President awarded Robert J. Miller, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Miller received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on January 25, 2008 in Afghanistan.  As is always the case, his story — recounted by the President — truly makes one proud to be An American:

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Lynne Silosky, a niece of Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller, curtsies with First Lady Michelle Obama during a meeting with Miller’s family in the Oval Office, Oct. 6, 2010.

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