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University of North Texas alumni and musicians Pat Boone, center, and David B. Hooten, right, speak to an audience at the UNT College of Music Choir Room on Friday afternoon. They both received the Presidential Medal of Honor.

Musicians and University of North Texas alumni Pat Boone and David Hooten were on campus Friday to receive Presidential Medals of Honor, the university’s highest presidential honor.

Boone, a popular singer and actor who rose to prominence in the 1950s, attended the university from 1954-55. Hooten, a Grammy-nominated trumpeter, received a music education degree from the university in 1987.

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University of North Texas alumni and musicians Pat Boone, center, and David B. Hooten, right, speak to an audience at the UNT College of Music Choir Room on Friday afternoon. They both received the Presidential Medal of Honor.

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