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Vietnam hero on film gets highest honor for valor

A soldier, whose heroics were immortalized in a movie, Monday received the Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest award for military valor. Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall repeatedly risked his life to rescue soldiers fighting one of the toughest battles of the Vietnam War. "Most people get [the medal] after they are dead, so I'm one of the lucky ones," he said.


Bombs, bullets kill dozens in Baghdad

Scores of people were killed today in Baghdad in bombing and shooting incidents, most of them in neighborhoods where the militia of a powerful anti-American Shiite cleric holds sway. Also today, four U.S. soldiers were killed in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.

Generals return fire at Rumsfeld`s critics

The media skirmishes over Donald Rumsfeld continued Monday, as four retired generals wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal defending the secretary of defense and suggesting that some of his critics don't understand the war on terrorism.

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