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What happened? I can't. Any other way, really aware? I would rather die than with memories. You think you're going to die that day? That never crossed my mind currently was leading his marines into the teeth of a North Vietnamese ambush on the southern outskirts of way, macho would follow me to death. So if they are in a position where is that? They may die. What am I supposed to do? According to statements submitted by his men what he did was repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to pull wounded marines to safety. They're still alive. Right. So I'm going to try to get to them. I witnesses saw him pull at least ten wounded marines to safety charge a machine gun that had them pinned down and deliberately exposed himself to fire in order to pinpoint enemy locations, but he hates being singled out from all the other marines who did their time in Phnom. Will you look at what type of award or what type of recognition they received? There's nothing that. Really offends me the marines who followed him into battle Canley says were the source of his courage knowing that they was a Honda percent behind me. They're never existed. David Martin CBS news, Washington. Well, you know as big bird, but the man behind the sued is not a household. Name. CBS news correspondent Tony to Coppola reports. That now that he's retiring we thought it would be great to finally meet him. I'll bet today will be a perfect day. He's had one of the longest.