Overall, tonight's speech was a classic of the sixth year State of the Union. Basically, the president is in his second term and he's either achieved his big goals (for Obama, health care reform) or he's never going to (for Obama, tax reform). Knowing that, he makes token nods towards them (such as immigration) and makes a lot of smaller proposals. Obama's former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, sometimes referred to this as "putting points on the board."
And here's a story an ABC affiliate in Arizona did on Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg's homecoming
Here's president Obama speaking about Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg at an event five months ago