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AMAZING! MoH recipient had 37 separate bullet, bayonet, & shrapnel wounds & he carried on fighting

September 19, 2015

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 …

Give Me Liberty

This is from War History OnLine.

This is an amazing story of bravery and dedication.

benavidez

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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  1. the unit permalink
    September 19, 2015 7:00 pm

    I love what I read at Wiki. He was put in a body bad and when the doctor came to declare him dead, Benavidez spit in his face. Even the doc had to admit he hadn’t jacked off in his face and was alive.
    Yep, blogs and comments are the way we spit today.
    I read government by E.O is infiltrating social media and blogs to cultivate minds to be submissive to it’s intent (maybe paid trolls) and…isn’t that what Islam means…submission?

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    • September 19, 2015 7:22 pm

      This is an outstanding story. I’m glad he only spit in his face though!

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    • the unit permalink
      September 19, 2015 7:51 pm

      Yeah, that was then. Today like I told my doc about to give me a colonoscopy…I want to see where both your hands are. Then I fell asleep. You got to have trust sometimes. I losing some though.
      Yes amazing, outstanding story. I joined the service because of and right after the Battle of la Drang Valley. I was just Viet Nam Era vet. Didn’t get sent over there. But was signed up with my check. No control of how my cookie could have crumbled. My allegiance of course to country and to those who fought and paid the price, combat vets that died and dismembered and those who lived to have to live through the memories and hardships.

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  2. the unit permalink
    September 20, 2015 4:37 pm

    There should be a memorial dedicated guys like him by…Obama, NOT!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Whittemore
    Google for more interesting details of Samuel, i.e. Badass of the Week.

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