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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Mekong Delta: Chris Jansing) The return to Vietnam of retired Col. Jack Jacobs, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there in 1968, featured; scenes shown from his reunion with the retired Viet Cong Army Brig. General who gave the order to attack Jacobs’ battalion; footage shown. [JACOBS – says the emotional part is meeting someone who also fought for his soldiers; says it’s good to meet in friendship.] [Former helicopter pilot retired Navy Capt. Allen WESELESKEY†- recalls a radio conversation with Jacobs.]

Williams, Brian;
Jansing, Chris

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