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Navy SEAL to get Medal of Honor tells his story
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Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., is set to receive the Medal of Honor on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
The Navy has released a video of the special warfare operator talking about what it means to be part of the SEAL community.
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From US Navy Youtube
Feb 26, 2016
On a cold December night in the mountains of Afghanistan, Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. and a team of SEALs embarked on a dangerous mission to rescue an American hostage held by the Taliban.
Byers went above and beyond the call of duty that evening, saving the life of the hostage, and earning the Medal of Honor. In this video, Byers shares the story of that evening, as well as his reaction to finding out he earned the Medal of Honor.
(U.S. Navy video/RELEASED.)