Obama awards Medal of Honor to 2 Vietnam soldiers — 1 living, 1 KIA
Running through sniper and mortar fire to retrieve wounded comrades and ammunition, fighting off Vietnamese soldiers, digging an escape tunnel to help his fellow soldiers survive a brutal assault, all while bleeding from multiple wounds — the full story of Bennie Adkins’ heroism during a deadly 38-hour battle could not fit in a 20-minute ceremony.
Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow | 1934-2018: Holocaust survivor became Green Beret legend
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp, deployed twice to the jungles of Vietnam and was the top U.S. Army officer in Berlin at the end of the Cold War.Along the way, the general became a legendary Special Forces officer, revered by many in the close-knit community of Green Berets.Maj. Gen. Shachnow, 83, who lived in Southern Pines, North Carolina, with his wife, Arlene, died Friday. But his legacy, officials said, will live on.
Who was Colonel Nick Rowe? He was first and foremost a Special Forces Officer. He was a West Point graduate. He was a former POW, having suffered for five years at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors before escaping and making his way back to US forces on his own. He was a teacher in that he founded and taught the U.S. Army Special Forces Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Program which trains military of all branches how to survive if they are separated from their forces.
Only soldier to be nominated for 3 Medal of Honors was the real "Rambo"
As one of the bloodier conflicts in American history, the Vietnam War harvested its share of heroic men from the populace of Anytown, USA. From the streets of Brooklyn to the bayous of Louisiana and mountains of Colorado, ‘Nam brought…