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Honoring the life of Medal of Honor recipient John L. Canley

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Sergeant Major John L. Canley was a pioneering American war hero who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. In 2018, Canley became the first living Black marine to ever receive the Medal of Honor. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived.

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