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OKLAHOMA CITY – A Green Beret, who started his career with the Oklahoma National Guard, was awarded the Medal of Honor.

In 1969, Master Sgt. Melvin Morris was serving in Vietnam as a Green Beret.

He fought through enemy fire to get to a fallen soldier.

He was able to retrieve the soldier’s body and began fighting his way back to friendly forces.

During that fight, Morris was wounded three times.

In 1970, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic efforts that day.

Just 30 days later, he volunteered to return to Vietnam for a second tour.

Last March, Morris was one of 24 Army veterans presented with the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.

Recently, he was the guest of honor at the Medal of Honor Day ceremony in Tulsa.

Click here for more information on the service.