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WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR

Keesler Honors Air Force Enlisted Hero

Keesler Air Force base dedicated its new training center Friday morning.

Military pomp and patriotism marked the early morning ceremony.

The training support center is named in memory of John Levitow. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Vietnam War.

Levitow's son was the guest of honor at the dedication. He praised the men and women in uniform, who he describes as "the unsung heroes of America".

"They are heroes every day of their lives, whether they like it or not. Yeah, granted, they all don't have ten minutes where they receive a Congressional Medal of Honor or receive awards. But they stand up every day, put on a uniform and go to work, ready to defend our country," said John Levitow Jr.

His father won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his act of bravery during the Vietnam War.

John Levitow Senior died of cancer last November.

The 5-point-8 million dollar training support center, which now bears his name, consolidates nine separate students services under one roof.

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