Medal of Honor Monday

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Meet Navy Seaman Robert Sweeney, one of 19 men and the only black man to ever have earned the Medal of Honor twice.
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Civil War Army Sgt. William Carney knew how important the Union flag was, so when he went to battle, its protection came before his own life.
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith did anything to protect his men during the Iraq War, including giving his life to keep them safe.
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Despite several mortar and grenade wounds, Army Capt. Roger Donlon saved many lives while defending his camp during the Vietnam War.
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Photo: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William F. Dean, right, greets Army Gen. Walton H. Walker upon his arrival in Taejon, South Korea, July 7, 1950. (National Archives photo/Released)

Army Maj. Gen. William Dean wasn’t afraid of the front lines. His actions during a major battle of the Korean War exemplified courage.
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