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Medal of Honor

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to 2 Vietnam soldiers — 1 living, 1 KIA

Running through sniper and mortar fire to retrieve wounded comrades and ammunition, fighting off Vietnamese soldiers, digging an escape tunnel to help his fellow soldiers survive a brutal assault, all while bleeding from multiple wounds — the full story of Bennie Adkins’ heroism during a deadly 38-hour battle could not fit in a 20-minute ceremony.

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On heroic deeds

Before the 2012 Citizen Service Before Self Honors ceremony, World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Williams talks about heroic deeds, the thought process of those who perform them, and how they're by no means limited to the military.

 

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Citations for Medals of Honor awarded since 2000, from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Web site:'

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