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-- -- had to make a couple minutes today for the passing of an amazing American colonel -- -- -- but received the congressional medal of honor in 1944.
For his bravery in Italy.
Where he faced down a column of tanks single handedly.
Saved the lives of two injured men.
And wait there's more Trace Gallagher has it live from LA Trace.
I was ringing all morning about this man making you talk about epic courage and Thomas Barton and native American he fought in World War II Korea Vietnam got a purple heart.
But it was during the battle of -- the L and Italy where he received his medal of honor a key battle of World War II may 19442.
When he reached the third machine -- the entire German crew.
They surrendered seventeen -- the Germans that launched a counterattack.
Then -- but disable the tank using a bazooka destroyed a German artillery gun and help two of his wounded comrades.
Dragged them over 17100.
Yards more than a half mile.
To safety at the courage.
Is an understatement and remember the Germans.
In World War II the battle bond deal was key because keeping the Germans in Italy occupied so our troops could land.
In Normandy was great this by the way the flag.
Two years ago he fought another battle.
He wanted the flag is homeowners association said no take it down he refused and with the help of some media and some politician.
The flag stayed -- and but.
An American hero lost.
-- Thomas -- 92 years old.
We salute the -- Trace thank you.
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