Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, shown here receiving the Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam, will receive the Medal of Honor Sept. 15, 2014, for distinguishing himself during combat operations March 9-12, 1966. He was drafted in 1956 and deployed to Vietnam three times, between February 1963 and December 1971.

Grueling 38-hour struggle in jungle leads to Medal of Honor

A battle along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the remote A Shau Valley pitted 16 Green Berets against a division of North Vietnamese, and would belatedly earn one Soldier the highest recognition for valor....READ MORE


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