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    Posted October 5, 2010 by
    dmi2
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    Charleston, South Carolina
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    iReport boot camp: Interviewing like an anchor

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    Medal of Honor recipient talks about WWII

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dmi2 met Robert Maxwell, a Medal of Honor recipient from WWII, and struck up a conversation with him about his war experiences. Maxwell, 89, had been wounded in France when he dove on a grenade to try to protect a few soldiers. 'Obviously he has told this story before many times, but it's the sense of humor and the perspective he has with age. His modesty was important and also how his faith strengthened over the years,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    The Medal Of Honor Society’s 2010 national convention was held in Charleston, SC this past week and 52 of the 87 living Medal of Honor recipients attended.

     

    I had the privilege of meeting a number of them this weekend including Robert D. Maxwell who agreed to a video taped conversation. He is gracious, modest and a gentleman in every sense of the word in addition to being and inspiration and true national hero.

     

    Although he was on a tight schedule he visited for nearly twenty minutes and some excerpts from that “interview” are what you see in this posting.

     

    For information about Robert D. Maxwell's Medal of Honor Citation, navigate to this web page: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2865/maxwell-robert-d.php

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