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Crow war chief to receive President's medal


MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

A 95-year-old Crow Indian who went into battle wearing war paint beneath his World War II uniform and later emerged as an acclaimed Native American historian will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next month. Joe Medicine Crow will receive the nation's highest civilian honor from President Barack Obama on Aug. 12, along with Sen. Ted Kennedy, physicist Stephen Hawking and 13 others. The president met Medicine Crow during a campaign stop last year when Obama, then a U.S. senator, was adopted as an honorary member of the Crow tribe. "I am...

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