Cashe’s family and many others are fighting for the right for him to receive recognition and get the Medal of Honor award for his heroic sacrifice. Currently, in order to receive the Medal of Honor it would have to be within 5 years of his death. However, he passed away in 2005. On Tuesday, House law makers unanimously voted to allow the President to veto this law and give Cashe the Medal of Honor. Defense Secretary Mark Esper also said he supported the move to upgrade Cashe’s award, and he would be the first black service member to receive the award for actions during the Global War on Terror.