Nightly News   |  May 22, 2013

Vernon McGarity, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 91

Vernon McGarity, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman in 1945 for his heroic actions in World War II, died Tuesday in Tennessee. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we learned yesterday while we were in oklahoma that vernon mcgarrity has died. he received the medal of honor for his actions in world war ii . badly wounded in a heavy fire fight in belgium in '44 he rallied, rescued his men, single handedly disabled a german tank and turned back the assault. he was 91. his death leaves 79 living recipients of the medal of honor .