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Secretary of Defense James Mattis endorses Medal of Honor for Marine who saved several troops during Vietnam War battle

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis has endorsed Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Canley for the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War.
President Donald Trump will need to sign off on the medal.
Cantley carried several Marines to safety before taking command of a company and personally taking out several enemy fighters.
With backing from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paperwork to upgrade the Navy Cross awarded to then- Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Canley to the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Hue City in 1968 was forwarded to...
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