Rick Perry 'Surrounded by Heroes' at 2016 Announcement

The former Texas governor announces his presidential run with military veterans and their families by his side.
2:34 | 06/04/15

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Transcript for Rick Perry 'Surrounded by Heroes' at 2016 Announcement
Not anyone's wondering if America still possesses the character of selfless heroes. I'm here to day to say yes. I'm so row. Duration. All of the different generations. But they're woven together by that same thread of selfless sacrifice. They're heroes like medal of honor recipient Mike born. Who survived and ambushed by enemy forces in Vietnam. Made it back to the safety of a water rescue. Only to find. His fellow team member been left behind. Presumed dead but Mike and Lee. He returned through enemy fire he retrieved lieutenant Norris who is still alive. In any swam for two hours. Keep in his wounded teammate afloat until they were rescued. Heroes like markets the trial. And they survived a savage attack on a side of the mountain in Afghanistan losing his three teammates. And I might add sixty fellow warriors shot down trying to rescue. He has not just a lone survivor. To a need yet and me. He has a second son. Yeah. A tea child. Take child who suffered the deep loss of her husband Chris. An American hero. When I think at tea house. I think of a brave woman who carries not just the lofty burden of Chris his legacy. But the grief of every fan. Who his lost a loved one. To the great tragedy of this war or it's difficult aftermath. And eat and I want to thank. Tea or her tremendous courage. America. Each day Americans demonstrate tremendous courage.

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