Medal of Honor was presented to Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Petry by President Obama Tuesday, which also was the Medal of Honor's 149th birthday.
Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, a father of four, will be the second living veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.
Columbus, Ga. headlines a group of southern cities who forecast strong hiring in the first quarter of 2010.
Since 9/11, the market for tactical war gear has grown to $150 million annually.