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January 14, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 52 years ago on a field in Germany, eight enemy riflemen closed in on Edward Allen Carter Jr., a U.S. soldier from Los Angeles. Carter, who had been wounded five times already that day, killed six of them, capturing two and gaining what the Pentagon now describes as "valuable information" about the location of the enemy.
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January 14, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 52 years ago on a field in Germany, eight enemy riflemen closed in on Edward Allen Carter Jr., a U.S. soldier from Los Angeles. Carter, who had been wounded five times already that day, killed six of them, capturing two and gaining what the Pentagon now describes as "valuable information" about the location of the enemy.
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January 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vernon Baker is not bitter that, because of his color, it has taken half a century for him to receive his nation's top military honor for heroism under fire. "I used to be an angry young man, but I'm not angry anymore," said the 77-year-old retired Army officer from St. Maries, Idaho. Baker will finally receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today, making him the only living black man to receive it for service in World War II.
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January 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
Vernon Baker is not bitter that, because of his color, it has taken half a century for him to receive his nation's top military honor for heroism under fire. "I used to be an angry young man, but I'm not angry anymore," said the 77-year-old retired Army officer from St. Maries, Idaho. Baker will finally receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today, making him the only living black man to receive it for service in World War II.
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