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Mountain Park man receives Silver Star 40 years after saving companions in Vietnam War

Maj. John Mullins held off a dozen enemy soldiers and saved two companions after their helicopter crashed in Laos during the Vietnam War. He received a Silver Star for his actions last week.

BY BRYAN DEAN Modified: September 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm •  Published: September 30, 2012

Behind enemy lines and on a secret mission in Laos, Army Maj. John Mullins draped himself over his wounded comrade as machine gun fire ripped through their disabled helicopter.

The man would later...
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