Twin Cities Hosts Convention For Medal Of Honor Recipients

Twin Cities Hosts Convention For Medal Of Honor Recipients


MOST WATCHED STATION, THIS IS WCCO 34 NEWS. THE TWIN CITIES HAS THE GREAT HONOR OF HOSTING OUR NATIONS HEROES WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. THE HIGHEST AND RAREST MILITARY AWARD. TO KICK OFF, OFFICIALS BROKE GROUND AT A MEMORIAL THAT WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE 22 MINNESOTANS WHO RECEIVED THE REWARD, 3500 TOTAL RECIPIENTS, 77 ARE LIVING. JENNIFER TALKED WITH THEM ABOUT THE HONOR AND RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH IT. PROBABLY THE MOST EXCLUSIVE CLUB, IF YOU WILL, IN THE WHOLE WORLD. THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR IS AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE SHOWN EXTRAORDINARY ACTS OF VALOR WHILE RISKING THEIR OWN LIFE. THESE ARE PRESTIGIOUS MEN WHO HAS DONE SO MANY GREAT THINGS FOR THIS COUNTRY. AS A SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS IN THE ARMY, ROBERT PATTERN SON RECEIVED THE AWARD FOR HEROISM IN VIETNAM. THEY SAID I RAN UP INTO A BUNKER AND KILLED 7, CAPTURED 8. THE MEDAL DOESN’T LEG LONG TO ME. — BELONG TO ME. IT BELONGS TO THOSE WHO DIDN’T COME HOME. WE DIDN’T SET OUT TO BE A HERO. WE SET OUT TO DO OUR JOB THE WAY WE ARE TRAINED TO DO AND THE BEST WE COULD. Reporter: REMAIN IN AWE OF THOSE WHO PAVED THE WAY IN FRONT OF THEM. Reporter: STAFF SERGEANT CARTER IS THE PHI RECIPIENT FOR ACTIONS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. A LOT OF MEN DIED THAT DAY, SO THIS MEDICAL IS KIND OF A SHIELD THAT ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS STAND BEHIND, AND THEN I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY, YOU KNOW, AND THE HONOR, TO CARRY IT AND REPRESENT THEM AS BEST AS I CAN. Reporter: THE RECIPIENTS WANT TO INSTILL COURAGE , SACRIFICE, CITIZENSHIP, INTEGRITY AND COMMITMENT. WE ARE TRYING TO TELL THE KIDS AND ANYBODY ELSE THAT WILL LISTEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE WEARING A UNIFORM TO DO GREAT THINGS AND TO BE A HERO. Reporter: THE RECIPIENTS WILL VISIT SCHOOLS WHILE THEY ARE HERE TO SHARE THE MEDAL OF HONOR VALUES.

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