President Obama Honors Russell and Musial…

russell obama President Obama Honors Russell and Musial...Sports legends Stan Musial and Bill Russell were among the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom yesterday. 

Russell a twelve time All-Star played with the Boston Celtics from 1956-69, he was a five time league MVP, a winner of 11 NBA championships, and the first African-American coach in professional sports. 

President Obama Talks About Bill Russell’s Accomplishments…

musial obama ap2 President Obama Honors Russell and Musial...Musial was a three-time MVP over his 22-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was a 24-time All-Star due to years when multiple All-Star Games were played. 

President Obama Praises Former MLB All-Star Stan Musial…

The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor.  It is generally given in recognition of a lifetime of service or at the conclusion of a distinguished career.  Former President George H.W. Bush, musician Yo-Yo Ma and writer Maya Angelou and investor Warren Buffett also received the award on Tuesday.


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