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Pilot gets Medal of Honor 41 years later

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posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 10:51 AM
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Pilot gets Medal of Honor 41 years later


Source Link: news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON - Bruce Crandall was a soldier once ... and young. As a 32-year-old helicopter pilot, he flew through a gantlet of enemy fire, taking ammunition in and wounded Americans out of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War, Army records say.

Now, a week after his 74th birthday, Crandall will receive the nation's highest military honor Monday in a White House with President Bush.
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posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 11:01 AM
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I believe there were countless other act of heroism of soldiers in the battlefield that just did not get enough publicity or attention. Sometimes such act of heroism could have possibly happend without any living witness.

As Bruce Crandall stated, "Most of these awards are posthumous, so I can't complain."

Receiving it after 41 years still makes a lot of sense IMO.



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