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Medal of Honor gifted to National Infantry Museum


FORT BENNING, Ga. -- In mid-June, the Maneuver Center of Excellence needed a volunteer to pick up Staff Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup's Medal of Honor in Pittsburgh and deliver it to the National Infantry Museum. Up stepped Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hamm.


The 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment command sergeant major made the three-day trip this month, receiving the medal at the 87th Infantry Division's annual reunion banquet. He said the experience changed his entire outlook on World War II veterans and the nation's highest military honor.


"When you get to hear their stories in person -- a lot of these guys are dying off -- it's humbling," Hamm said Thursday. "It puts a lump in your throat. … It really touches you.


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