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86 Year-Old Vietnam Hero Finally Awarded Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five decades after conducting a daring rescue in Vietnam, retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles of Ypsilanti, Michigan has been awarded the Medal of Honor: the nation’s highest military honor for valor. Kettle’s story is so remarkable, that during the presentation ceremony on Monday, President Obama said, “[you can’t] make this up. It’s…