Magazine article Army

Tom Brokaw to Receive Marshall Medal

Magazine article Army

Tom Brokaw to Receive Marshall Medal

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The Association of the U.S. Army has selected the former news anchorman Tom Brokaw as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's Annual Meeting in October.

Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired and President of AUSA, said of Tom Brokaw: "Throughout his career, Mr. Brokaw has been there for our American servicemen and women, especially in recent years as our sons and daughters-in service to our nation and the free world-fight the difficult and frustrating global war on terrorism."

Born in Webster, S.D., in 1940, Mr. Brokaw earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota. He got his start in television journalism at a local news station in Sioux City, Iowa. He joined NBC in 1966, eventually hosting the "Today Show" from 1976 to 1982, then anchoring "NBC Nightly News" from 1982 until 2004. He also hosted such special segments as "The Brokaw Report," the prime-time news magazine "Now" with Katie Couric, "Dateline NBC," "Tom Brokaw Reports," and an array of special reports and documentaries, including "The Road to Baghdad."

Mr. Brokaw is also one of the leading advocates of remembering the Americans who fought in World War II. In 1998 he wrote The Greatest Generation, a best seller that documents the lives of those who lived through the Great Depression and went on to distinguish themselves on the battlefields of the world. …

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