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Oct 6, 2011 12:55 PM by akoen@koaa.com

Medal of Honor recipient gives award to former unit

FORT CARSON - Before he passed away last October, Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam Veteran David McNerney requested that his medal be given to his former division, the 4th Infantry Division, for safekeeping.

At a ceremony on post Thursday, 1st. Sgt. McNerney's medal was presented to infantry commanders at Fort Carson. The medal will be displayed at the Mountain Post Historical Center as a tribute to the men he served with.

McNerney was awarded the medal by President Lyndon Johnson on September 19, 1968 for his actions during heavy fighting with the North Vietnamese Army in Polei Doc the previous spring.

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