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Portraits of Valor; Roy Benavidez
Roy Benavidez was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions West of Loc Ninh, South Vietnam in May of 1968. When word that a squad was pinned down by enemy fire Roy Benavidez immediately volunteered to exact their rescue. During the course of the effort he subjected himself to constant enemy fire and suffered numerous injuries, but still led the remaining soldiers to protect and defend their position even after their first rescue helicopter was shot down.
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Cpl. Mac commented on February 21, 2012
I Honor You Sir, The Shame is that it took 13 years. But Thank God for men like you. You could have become bitter...you didn't. God bless you for that alone. CPL McGINNIS USMC 1966-1968