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Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor Recipient

There were twelve of us left standing that morning out of the forty-two that started. And the other eleven men are the ones that put me in for this Medal of Honor. So I have tried to always work proudly for my brothers.

In 1967, Sammy L. Davis was serving in the Army as a private first class with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam when his unit fell under heavy mortar attack. Ignoring warnings to take cover, he was wounded and helped rescue three wounded American soldiers. He was subsequently promoted to sergeant and awarded the Medal of Honor.

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