Milestones Mar. 12, 2007

AWARDED. Bruce Crandall, 74, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel whose rescue of 70 wounded during the Battle at Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam was depicted in the 2002 film We Were Soldiers; the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor; in a White House ceremony in which President George W. Bush hailed him as a hero; in Washington. Over a 14-hour period on Nov. 14, 1965, he piloted 22 flights, mostly under enemy fire, saying later that leaving the scene was "never a consideration ... They were my people down there, and they trusted in me to come and get...

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