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New Netflix TV series features interviews with NY soldiers

November 2, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three officers with ties to the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division will appear in a new Netflix series about recipients of the U.S. military’s highest decoration for bravery in combat.

“Medal of Honor” tells the story of eight recipients of the medal. It begins streaming Nov. 9.

One of the episodes features Vito Bertoldo, of Decatur, Illinois, who served in the 42nd Division during World War II.

Bertoldo was awarded the Medal of Honor for holding off a German attack in France for two days in January 1945, during which he killed dozens of the enemy and wounded many others.

The episode on his heroics features interviews with three former or current 42nd Division officers who discuss Bertoldo’s actions and what his story tells today’s soldiers.

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