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Statement from President Obama, and Tim O'Brien speaks on war

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A man visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.
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PART ONE: President Barack Obama's statement at the White House. 

PART TWO: Minnesota native Tim O'Brien is awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award in ceremonies on Veterans Day 2012. Hear O'Brien's "Club Book" presentation about his best-selling Vietnam War novels, including "The Things They Carried."