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Two City Natives Who Died in Battle to Receive Medal of Honor

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Two city natives who died in battle will be receiving the highest military honor in the United States next month.

Leonard Kravitz and Alfred Nietzel have been selected for the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Kravitz was born in Brooklyn in 1931.

He died during the Korean War when he stayed at a machine gun post to provide cover fire while troops retreated.

Kravitz will be honored alongside Nietzel, who was born in Queens in 1921 and died during an attack in Germany in World War II.

Another World War II veteran, William Leonard from Lockport, N.Y., will also get the medal.

President Barack Obama will deliver the awards at a ceremony on March 18. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP