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Biden to award Medal of Honor to Army helicopter pilot who rescued soldiers in a Vietnam firefight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will award the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to a Vietnam War Army helicopter pilot who risked his life by flying into heavy enemy fire to save four members of a reconnaissance team from almost certain death as they were about to be overrun.

Biden is recognizing retired Capt. Larry Taylor of Tennessee at the White House.

On the night of June 18, 1968, then-1st Lt. Taylor flew his Cobra attack helicopter to rescue the men after they had become surrounded by the enemy.

Taylor, now 81, recalled in an interview…

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