Biden had already tweeted a photo of himself with former President Barack Obama with the comment, "Two elections. Zero criminal convictions."
People's Liberation Army spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said the deployment was routine and that troops would continue their normal duties.
Glendon Oakley was presented the medal during an awards ceremony held at Fort Bliss on Wednesday for saving several children during the shooting.
"Navy leadership is currently reviewing this instance to ensure that the wearing of the patch does not violate DoD policy or regulations," a Navy spokesperson said.
A senior prison official told Reuters the soldiers' punishment was reduced by the military.
Senator Tom Cotton said U.S. farmers and consumers who feel the pinch of President Donald Trump's trade war with China should consider the "sacrifices" made by soldiers fighting abroad or buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the new measures are illegal.
Sources told Newsweek that the U.S. Army attempted to keep the incident quiet since the soldiers' arrest last November.
The White House has not clarified what the stay-behind mission will entail, nor how long it will last.
A note explaining the need for the new bill read: "Information shared by soldiers on the internet or mass media is used...in certain cases to form a biased assessment of Russia's state policy."
A new book, "They Fought in Colour," wants to help modern audiences feel a deeper sense of connection with the soldiers.
An Iranian missile strike targeting jihadis just a few miles from U.S. troops in Syria was a response to warnings from the Trump administration.
The drill involves all branches of the military, as well as deployments from China and Mongolia.
The Syrian Democratic Forces' top commander said he wanted "to spare children from the scourge and calamities of war."
The new rules expand the gun ownership eligibility pool by over 300 percent.
"Strengthening Russia as an independent international player does not give rest to our NATO colleagues," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
"During production and manufacture of the gun, this hazard was not adequately considered or investigated."
United States Army Secretary Mark Esper said the women that he's spoken to about the new fitness test welcomed the change.
Once downloaded, the programs let operatives use a device's camera and microphone to collect information.
President Trump said last week that 200 "fallen heroes" had been sent back to the U.S., but Pompeo told Senate none had as yet been received.
"This could have huge ramifications for how battle is fought."
The U.S. and Russia have both contributed to the fight against ISIS, but their goals for postwar Syria differ.