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Retired Col. Bruce Crandall, Medal of Honor recipient, visits 25th CAB

Retired Col. Bruce Crandall, Medal of Honor recipient, talks to soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during his visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 29. Crandall was awarded the medal of honor for his heroic actions in the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965 and continues to show his support for today's soldiers.



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This work, Retired Col. Bruce Crandall, Medal of Honor recipient, visits 25th CAB [Image 10 of 10], by SGT Daniel Schroeder, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.29.2012

Date Posted:04.06.2012 11:20

Photo ID:555657

VIRIN:120329-A-UG106-161

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:2.44 MB

Location:KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AFGlobe

Hometown:WAHIAWA, HI, US

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