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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
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Finally tonight a long overdue tribute for a pair of American heroes to World War One veterans are awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony today nearly a century after they prove their bravery on the battlefield. Here's our senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing. This is a story of war and heroism of bigotry and justice. It's the story of Private Henry Johnson and Sergeant William Shemin on separate battlefields in France 1918. Johnson just 5'4" and armed only with a knife held off a su...
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