Nightly News   |  September 15, 2009

Medal of honor recipient honored

Sept. 15: Everett Pope, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, was honored Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. His death leaves 95 living recipients of the nation's highest military honor. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> to 40,000 forces.

>>> not far from here at arlington national cemetery , a recipient of the medal of honor was laid to rest. he grew up in maine, graduated from college in 1941 , joined the marine corps and fought throughout the pacific. for his actions in combat, he was awarded the medal by president truman . there's 95 living recipients of the nation's highest military honor.

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