AMAZING! MoH recipient had 37 separate bullet, bayonet, & shrapnel wounds & he carried on fighting
Courage is not ‘coming out of the closet.’ Courage is not transforming yourself from a man into a woman. When we look up the word “courage” in the dictionary we should see this gallant man’s face. What an awesome story …
This is from War History OnLine.
This is an amazing story of bravery and dedication.
On 2 May 1968, 12 Green Berets were surrounded near Loc Ninh, South Vietnam, by an entire battalion of NVA. They were thus outnumbered, 12 men versus about 1,000. They dug in and tried to hold them off, but were not going to last long. Benavidez heard their distress call over a radio in town and boarded a rescue helicopter with first aid equipment. He did not have time to grab a weapon before the helicopter left, so he voluntarily jumped into the hot LZ armed only with his knife.
He sprinted across 75 meters of open terrain through withering small arms and machine gun fire to reach the pinned down MACV-SOG team. By the time he reached them, he had been shot 4 times, twice in the right leg, once through both cheeks, which…
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