HEROES: One for the Marines

Like many another U.S. citizen, Harry Truman wondered why no marine had won the Medal of Honor in Korea. After all, the Army had awarded 28, the Navy one. A few weeks ago, he quietly passed the word along that he thought a marine should get the nation's highest award, and if the winner was still alive, he wanted to make the award personally. He had stopped presenting medals to the families of posthumous winners; he told his aides he found it hard to go through such heart-rending ceremonies.

Last week the President got his wish. After long deliberation, the...

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