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Looking Back at PFC James Anderson Jr
AFN Spangdahlem
Jan. 21, 2020 | 0:59
On August 21st, 1968, Marine Private First Class James Anderson Jr became the first African-American Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his sacrifice during the Vietnam War. In honor of PFC Anderson, and to celebrate Black History Month, we looking back at the life-saving sacrifice he made on February 28th, 1967.