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Saturday October 1, 2016
Portland Press Herald VideoSusan Kimball Reports

Vietnam vet receives Silver Star 44 years after battle

On Oct. 15, 1970, Rob Jackson, who was then 22, did something most soldiers wouldn't do. He ran into the middle of a ferocious firefight – unarmed. He was a conscientious objector in Vietnam. He wanted to serve but he didn't want to kill anyone.

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