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Video: Montford Point Marine, Sgt. Winston Burns, Sr., receives Congressional Gold Medal

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Local WWII and Korea War veteran awarded medal for his selfless sacrifice and patriotism.


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This work, Montford Point Marine, Sgt. Winston Burns, Sr., receives Congressional Gold Medal, by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.14.2012

Date Posted:09.14.2012 1:52PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:155307

VIRIN:120914-M-QX735-001

Filename:DOD_100490219

Length:00:01:42

Location:NEW ORLEANS, LA, USGlobe

Hometown:NEW ORLEANS, LA, US

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