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Leo Thorsness, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

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Published on Sep 27, 2011

On April 19, 1967, Major Leo Thorsness destroyed at least one enemy plane while leading a desperate rescue attempt of a downed crew member. Two weeks later he was shot down and taken prisoner over North Vietnam. After six years of captivity and torture, Thorsness received the Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973.

Read more about Thorsness and other Medal recipients in MEDAL OF HONOR at http://www.artisanbooks.com/products/...

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