Medal Of Honor

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This program profiles America's greatest heroes -- recipients of our country's highest honor for military service. With a combination of clips, archival photography and interviews with, among others, 13 of the 102 still living recipients, the film tells not only the story of the three medals of honor (one for each branch of the armed services), and the many stories of its nearly 3500 recipients, but also reflects on the extraordinary feats that ordinary people perform when placed in the cauldron of combat. Lastly, and sadly, it reminds us of the exploits of those who have received the honor posthumously in conflicts up to and including the Iraq war.

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