Pine Ridge native and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills is preparing to become a medal winner again when he meets with President Obama this week.
Mills, who won a gold medal in track in the 1964 Olympics, will be in Washington, D.C., on Friday to receive the Presidential Citizens Medal. That's the nation's second highest civilian award.
Mills, who now lives in Fair Oaks, Calif., says he is humbled and honored that the president is recognizing him.
Since his Olympic win, Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, co-founded and has become the national spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization, a nonprofit agency that works to strengthen Native American communities.
Most Popular Today
Sioux Falls Nail Salon Shut Down By SD Cosmetology Commission
- 2.General, Shops
Nail Salon's License Revoked
SD Unclaimed Property Fund Up To $65 Million
- 4.Retail & Restaurants
Sioux Falls To Get Second Five Guys Location
- 5.Retail & Restaurants
Sushi Restaurants Split Up Ownership
- 6.Your Money Matters
IRS Scam Targeting KELOLAND
- 7.Your Money Matters
Consumer Reports Most & Least Reliable Vehicles
Target Brings Back iPad Trade-In Program
- 9.Campaign, Employment
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Initiated Measure 18
- 10.Retail & Restaurants
Second Kidtopia To Open Friday