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First Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam War lives in ...

First Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam War lives in Central Texas. November 13, 2021, 4:30 PM. Robert O'Malley, 78, has seen a lot in his life. The small log cabin he calls home is full of memories from the past. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

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Roger Donlon, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War - YouTube

On July 6, 1964, Captain Roger Donlon rallied his men and led the defense of his camp, despite serious wounds, while under fierce attack near Nam Dong, South...

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Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today's Medals Of Honor

Vietnam veterans Melvin Morris (center), Jose Rodela (obscured) and Santiago J. Erevia (left) received the Medal of Honor from President Obama at …

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Medal of Honor - Marion County Vietnam Memorial

Congressional Medal of Honor. West ia Vietnam Medal of Honor. Jimmy Goethel Stewart (December 25, 1942 – May 18, 1966) of West Columbia was a United States Army soldier and a posthumous recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam …

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Irish-American was the first to receive Medal of Honor ...

1 Irish-American Marine was the first to receive Medal of Honor during Vietnam War Sergeant Robert Emmett O'Malley was shot in the chest, arm, and …

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Vietnam War - Home of Heroes - Medal of Honor & Military ...

November 1955 - April 1975. Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese fought the fight for freedom against France, backed by U.S. funds. A peace conference brought this initial war to an end resulting in Vietnamese independence, but a divided nation was created with the communist North and the anti-communist South. By 1958, a bloody battle had ...

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Vietnam War - National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Vietnam War. Four Tennesseans received the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, including Sergeant Mitchell Stout, who displayed unyielding courage when he picked up an enemy-thrown grenade and used his body to shield and protect his fellow soldiers in the bunker at the expense of his own life.

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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War ...

248 Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented after the recipient has been killed …

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The Last Full Measure (2019) - IMDb

The Last Full Measure: Directed by Todd Robinson. With Sebastian Stan, Alison Sudol, Asher Miles Fallica, LisaGay Hamilton. Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

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Joe Hooper (Medal of Honor) - Wikipedia

Army Commendation Medal (2) w/ "V" Device. Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was an American who served in both the United States Navy and United States Army where he finished his career there as a captain. He earned the Medal of Honor while serving as an army staff sergeant on February 21, 1968 during the Vietnam War.

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Mark Alexander: Larry Taylor: Medal of Honor Award ...

A pending Medal of Honor petition for consideration is that of Vietnam Veteran Capt. Larry Taylor, who I first met two decades ago. The account of his actions follows. For context, over the course of his multiple tours in Vietnam beginning with the 1st Squadron/4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Larry flew over 2,700 missions, including ...

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2015 First-Class Forever Stamp - Medal of Honor: Vietnam ...

The 2015 Medal of Honor issue was the first in the series to include a stamp for Air Force recipients, as the award wasn't created until 1965. The other stamps in the series are U.S. #4822-23, honoring World War II recipients and #4822a-23a, for Korean War recipients. The Medal of Honor was also previously honored in 1983 on U.S. #2045.

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Medal Of Honor - Home of Heroes

While the Congressional Medal of Honor is our nation's most distinguished award, it is not our oldest. Our Military's first medal was the Badge for Military Merit, established by General George Washington during the American Revolution and presented only three times. During the American Civil War, the Medal of Honor was established and presented nearly 3,000 times before World War I.

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Vietnam (A - L Index) Medal of Honor Recipients for the ...

Vietnam (A - L Index) Medal of Honor recipients, citations, and other resources concerning the nation's highest medal for valor in combat.

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Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipients

U.S. Navy recipients of the Medal of Honor, Vietnam Conflict [Return to listing] Hospital Corpsman …

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Medal of Honor Citations: Vietnam War - Mishalov

Medal of Honor Citations. Vietnam War 1964-1972. A complete and official catalog of the 246 Medal of Honor citations issued for combat actions during the Vietnam War Listed below are the official military citations for the 246 men who were awarded the Medal of Honor for combat actions during the Vietnam …

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Vietnam (A - L Index) Medal of Honor Recipients for the ...

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Medical Personnel & the Medal of Honor - The National ...

Angels of Mercy. Corpsmen, Medics, Doctors, Dentists, and Surgeons who have been awarded the Medal of Honor. While most associate the Medal of Honor with acts of heroic combat, 82 medics, surgeons, corpsmen, medical evacuation pilots, and stretcher-bearers have also been awarded our nation's highest military decoration.

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Medal of Honor Recipients of the U.S. Navy in Vietnam

Appendix A: Medal of Honor Recipients of the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Hospital Corpsman Third Class Donald E. Ballard, United States Navy. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 May 1968 while serving as a Corpsman with Company M, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division in ...

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Vietnam veteran who earned the Medal of Honor says ...

But a Vietnam veteran who earned the Medal of Honor said the current situation is "just like Vietnam in 1975." The Taliban is making rapid gains, pushing the …

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Roy Perez Benavidez | Vietnam War | U.S. Army | Medal of ...

Medal of Honor Action Place: west of Loc Ninh, Cambodia Citation M/Sgt. (then S/Sgt.) Roy P. Benavidez, 455-02-5039, United States Army, who distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions on 2 May 1968 while assigned to Detachment B-56, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Republic of Vietnam.

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How this soldier earned the Medal of Honor while stoned ...

One U.S. troop even earned the nation's highest honor while high on it. Peter Lemon was stationed at Fire Support Base Illingworth in Tay Ninh province, South Vietnam on Apr. 1, 1970. It was that day he became one of the youngest-ever Medal of Honor recipients at just 20 years old. He was born in Toronto, an immigrant who willfully joined the ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Vice Adm. James Stockdale > U ...

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Vice Adm. James Stockdale March 2, 2020 | BY Katie Lange, DOD News Nearly 600 U.S. prisoners of war returned from Vietnam during Operation Homecoming in early 1973.

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Vietnam War Medals and Their Meanings - Medals of America

Build Your Medal Rack. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. The Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal was introduced during the First Indochina war and the Second Indochina War, the Vietnam War. It is a foreign medal created by the Vietnamese government that was authorized for wear on American troops as of December 1966 for their service in Vietnam.

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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War ...

262 The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States.

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Paul Bucha, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War - YouTube

In March 1968, Captain Paul Bucha personally directed the successful defense of his besieged unit near Phuoc Vinh, South Vietnam, until they could safely wit...

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Medal of Honor recipients to dedicate Vietnam War stamps ...

Medal of Honor: Vietnam War Stamps. Special Events. PO Box 92282. Washington, DC 20090-2282. After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers are charged 5 cents each.

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Medal of Honor - Vietnam

Near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam, 13 February. 1969. Entered service at: Amarillo, Texas. Born 7 April 1950, Joplin, Mo. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a rifleman with Company 1 in action against enemy forces.

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What MSG Roy Benavidez Did to Receive the Medal of Honor

On one fateful day in Vietnam, Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez became a special operations legend with actions that ultimately resulted in him receiving the Medal of Honor. Born in 1935 in the rural Texas town of Lindenau, he was the child of a Mexican-American farmer father and a mother who was a Yaqui Native American.

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Living Medal of Honor Recipients of the Medal of Honor | CMOHS

Living Medal of Honor Recipients. John P. Baca. Vietnam War. 1970 - near Quan Loi, Phuoc Long Province, Republic of Vietnam. Donald E. Ballard. Vietnam War. 1968 - Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. Harvey Curtiss "Barney" Barnum Jr. Vietnam War.

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Fairfield remembers Medal of Honor recipient at Veterans ...

Fairfield remembers Medal of Honor recipient at Veterans Day ceremony. David B. Judson, a U.S. Navy veteran, served as a submariner off the shores of Vietnam …

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Vietnam War Awards & Decorations | Vietnam War Medals

The Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class was awarded to commissioned officers and the 2nd Class Medal was awarded to warrant officers and enlisted personnel. Civil Action Medal 1st and 2nd Class: The Civil Action Medal 1st and 2nd Class, also known as the Vietnam Civil Actions Medal or Civil Actions Medal, was established in 1964. It was awarded ...

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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War ...

During the Vietnam War, 248 Medals of Honor were received, 156 (62.9%) of them posthumously. Soldiers of the Army received the most with 161, followed by 57 to the Marines, 16 to the Navy and the remaining 14 to the Air Force. The first actions to earn a Medal of Honor in this war were those of Roger Donlon who, on 6 July 1964, rescued and ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Army Maj. Gen. Charles Calvin ...

But he's perhaps most well-known for his leadership during an intense battle in Vietnam, which earned him the Medal of Honor. Rogers was born on Sept. 6, …

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Vietnam War: He earned the Medal of Honor, Died - Few Noticed

He was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on November 14, 1965, at Landing Zone X-Ray, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. During the Vietnam War Freeman served as a helicopter pilot with the rank of Captain in US Army's Company A, 229th, Assault Helicopter Battalion, First Cavalry Division Air Mobil.

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List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War ...

Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented after the recipient has been killed (posthumously). During the Vietnam War 248 Medals of Honor were received of which 156 of them were presented posthumously. Soldiers of the Army received the …

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82nd Airborne Medal of Honor Recipients - 6 Legendary ...

Vietnam War – 82nd Airborne Medal of Honor Recipient. One award of the Medal of Honor was made to a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War I. Felix M Conde-Falcon. Félix Modesto Conde Falcón was born on February 28, 1938 in Juncos, Puerto Rico. He joined the United States Army in April of 1963 in Chicago, Illinois.

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