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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Nearly 40 years after members of a U.S. cavalry unit put their lives in peril to save 100 fellow soldiers trapped under blistering enemy fire in Vietnam, they received the Presidential Unit Citation on Tuesday.
It's an honor their captain says is long overdue.
President Obama awarded the citation for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry to 86 members of the Army's Troop A, First Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
"These soldiers defined the meaning of bravery and heroism," Obama said at a White House reception honoring the group's heroics.
"It's never too late. You can never say it enough. ... We honor your service, and America is forever grateful."
Read the entire story here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/20/vietnam.citation/
Better late than never!