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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 April

Vietnam War Hero Staff Sergeant Charles B. Morris Returns Home to the Roanoke, Va., Region

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Upon arrival at Woodrum Field Airport near Roanoke, Va., Staff Sergeant Charles B. Morris of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team receives a certificate entitled "Legend of the Dogwood" from Vinton, Va., Mayor Shirley Crowder. Morris, a native of Carroll County, Va., recently received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in Vietnam and will be the marshal of the Vinton Dogwood Festival parade. A group of women and a boy accompany Morris as he walks across the airfield.
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