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Medal of Honor recipient shares his story with local organization

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Medal of Honor recipient spoke to a local organization on Monday night.

Ronald Rosser told his story at a dinner meeting of the World War II Heritage Group of the Mahoning Valley.

Rosser received the award for rescuing several wounded comrades while he was also wounded and under constant gunfire. He says receiving the medal is honorable not only because of who presents it, but also who is behind it.

"The very fact that it's awarded by Congress and presented by the President, these are great honors. But to me the real honor of the Medal of Honor is that a handful of young men. who were with me at a difficult time, thought I was worthy of it. To me that's the honor," Rosser said.

Rosser is a Korean War vet who joined the Army at 17 after finishing 10th grade.

He is one of only 78 surviving Medal of Honor winners.

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