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His helicopter packed full, and taking on heavy fire, Charles S. Kettles refused to leave a man behind. It was May 1967, and Kettles was on his fourth trip of the day rescuing American paratroopers behind enemy lines. After the third trip, eight men had accidentally been left behind. Undaunted, Kettles flew in alone to rescue them. For his heroic efforts, Kettles finally received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama nearly 50 years after his mission.

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