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Maj. Charles Kettles stands in front of a 121st Aviation Company, UH-1H helicopter, during his second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969. During his first tour with the 176th Aviation Company in May 1967, Kettles saved eight Soldiers who had been left behind after an initial rescue mission. He then managed to pilot the severely overloaded helicopter to safety and will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a July White House ceremony. (Photo Credit: courtesy)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
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The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award bestowed upon servicemen and women for personal acts of valor.  Get to know a few of those decorated veterans here.

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award given to service members. Get to know a few of the recipients here.
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(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

For Vietnam Veteran Jack Pollard, the thirteen months he spent in the military – and the friends he lost in battle – would change the course of his life forever.
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MedalHonorCeremony

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony at the White House at 2:15 p.m. ET, June 19, 2014.
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A LEGEND LIVES ON

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham’s legacy lives on one decade after he gave his life to save his fellow Marines.
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