I've often heard people like Sergeant Edmonds described as being "ordinary people, doing extraordinary things".
It takes a lot of courage to do what Edmonds did, and while we all would like to believe we would do the same thing in similar circumstances in reality many people would not.
The current administration is going out of it's way to award, retroactively, the Medal of Honor to deserving minorities but there are still plenty of non-minorities who still deserve it. The problem often times is/was a thing we call "lazy". There is a ton of paperwork associated with a nomination and it has to be perfect in the way it's written. It's a pain in the ass as far as most military supervisors were/are concerned.
When I used to nominate a person for something like a Commendation Medal it would come back several times with "suggestions".
Hope this works out for Sergeant Edmonds.