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Behind the Scenes with President Obama’s Medal of Honor Recipient

Behind the Scenes with President Obama’s Medal of Honor Recipient


The President: Hello. Good to see you sir. Charles Kettles: Good to see you again. The President: How are you?
What an honor. Entire family trees made possible by the actions
of this one man. As many who know him have said, nobody deserves
it more than Charles Kettles. Many believe that, except for Chuck. As he says, this seems like a hell of a fuss
over something that happened 50 years ago. (laughter) A soldier never leaves his comrades behind. Chuck Kettles honored that creed. Not with a single act of heroism, but over
and over and over. And because of that heroism, 44 American soldiers
made it out that day. Please join me in saluting this proud American
soldier and veteran who reminds us all of the true meaning
of service. Lieutenant Colonel, Chuck Kettles.
(applause)


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