Widow of Medal of Honor recipient visits National Museum of African American History and Culture

A soldier who sacrificed himself to protect his squad in the Vietnam War was honored at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

Army Staff Sgt. Clifford Sims threw himself on a booby trap to protect members of his troop. He was just 24 years old.

Sims was posthumously awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor for his actions.

On Wednesday, his widow, Mary Sims-Parker, visited the museum to see the exhibit honoring the African American recipients of the Medal of Honor.

FOX 5 Photojournalist Don Watrud was there to capture the moment. Watch the video above.