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Medal of Honor recipient tells of need
He talks of need for more patriotism in this country
Byers is still an active member of the U.S. Navy with 19 years of service.
Over the course of American history, the U.S. government estimates there have been 42 million people who have served in our military.Of those, only 3,498 have earned the distinction of receiving the Medal of Honor. Even rarer, only 73 of those recipients are living.Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward C. Byers Jr. is one of those honorees.As our country prepares to pause on Monday to remember our men and women who died defending America, it’s also fitting to note the bravery of Byers. He paid a visit to WCHS students earlier this month to talk about the concepts the Medal of Honor embodies.