Chattanoogan Awarded Metal of Honor

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

An 81-year-old Army vet named Larry Taylor got the Medal of Honor at the White House yesterday.  He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

Back in 1968, he disobeyed a direct order . . . and risked his life . . . to save a four-man recon team that got surrounded with no ammo.  They had to hang onto the bottom of his helicopter while he flew up to 1,500 feet to get them out.

Only one of those men he saved is still living.  Retired Army Ranger David Hill didn’t get to meet Captain Taylor and thank him in person until 31 years later.  He’s been pushing for him to get the Medal of Honor for years.

(Here’s a video from yesterday’s ceremony.)


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