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Tom Brokaw Reflects On Cancer, 'Nightly News' And His 'Lucky Life'

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In February 1945, Hershel Williams was sent to Iwo Jima with a flamethrower unit. A week and a half later, all but 17 of the 279 members of his company had been killed or wounded. Nick Del Calzo/Courtesy Artisan Books hide caption

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A 'Happy Burden': Reflections On The Medal Of Honor

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