Lori Egan / US Army via APIn this image from video provided by the US Army, then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne is interviewed as a winner of the 2012 Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, on April 16, 2012. Payne will receive the Medal of Honor, the US military’s highest honor for valor in combat, for rescuing about 70 hostages who were set to be executed by ISIS militants in Iraq in 2015. Sgt. Maj. Payne will receive the honor in a White House ceremony on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Lori Egan / US Army via AP)
President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a soldier on Friday for his role in a daring 2015 mission to rescue dozens of hostages who were set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Trump picked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to honor Sgt.