After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
"I really enjoy that physical feeling of getting a letter from someone or sending one."
"I could no longer be the person I was prior to the Marine Corps."
"Sims made the greatest sacrifice a soldier can make … and no mark of tribute can be too great.”
His commander said he "showed as much cold courage as any human I've ever heard of."
Nobody drops knowledge bombs like the Secretary of Defense
On January 26, 1945, the most decorated service member of World War II earned his legacy in a fiery fashion.
"One of the hardest things about the medal is that you're really not allowed to forget about it."
"I've waited 15 years ... I've got a little while longer to hold on."
A defense official said there was no reason to believe President Donald Trump would not approve the nomination.
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