For the family of a Vietnam War veteran, too late isn’t too little. The late Spec. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor Wednesday by President Obama, his widow Rose Mary Sabo-Brown accepting the medal in his place. Sabo was killed in combat in 1970 in Cambodia during the Vietnam war, the president saying that the award speaks for “the service of an entire generation” during a White House ceremony. Sabo was said to have saved the lives of his fellow soldiers after being seriously injured, grabbing a nearby enemy grenade and shielding a wounded comrade with his body, saving his life. President Obama noted that this month begins the marking of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.