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Medal of Honor recipients turn out for documentary

Apr. 1, 2014 - 09:09AM   |  
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KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Two Medal of Honor recipients along with the living children of World War I medal recipient Alvin C. York turned out for a documentary on the nation’s highest military honor.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports “The Medal of Honor: A History” showed in downtown Knoxville on Monday.

Viewers included Sammy Davis, who was a private first class in the Army when he received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam in 1967 from President Lyndon Johnson. Also in the audience was Hershel “Woody” Williams, who was a U.S. Marine Corps corporal when he received the decoration from President Harry Truman for his actions on Iwo Jima in 1945.

Williams said he hopes the film helps people to better understand what the medal means.

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