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Veterans of Vietnam War unit honored at White House

Pasqual Gutierrez, who served in the Alpha Troop, First Squadron, 11th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, remembers the day his unit was called to rescue U.S. soldiers who were trapped by the North Vietnamese. Gutierrez says he sees the honor as representative of what many soldiers in his generation went through, a picture "bigger than us." (Michael Ruane/The Washington Post, photos courtesy John Poindexter)

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Article | The North Vietnamese soldiers were so close that Pasqual Gutierrez could see their eyes and faces as they darted among the bunkers in front of him.

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