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The 2002 film “We Were Soldiers” features a characterization of Col. Bruce Crandall. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush on Feb. 26, 2007.
Medal of Honor veteran recognized at UT
The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor that the United States awards — only 80 recipients are alive today.
UT students and faculty gave one of those recipients, Col. Bruce Crandall, a standing ovation in the University Center Ballroom yesterday morning.
"Every one of us who wears the medal, and there's 80 of us, every one of us has the same sense — that we did nothing that we weren't expected to and supposed to do. It is our duty," Crandall said, in a gravelly voice that belied the life he's led. "Everyone that wears the medal ...