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Neel and Nick

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Transcript of Neel and Nick

Two great Soldiers
Wesley L. Fox
He was born in Herndon, VA on September 30th, 1931
He ranked as a 1st Lieutant in the marines
He served in the Vietnam War
He got the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony in 1971
President Richard M. Nixon awarded him the Medal of Honor
Compare and Contrast
U.S Army
Both were cited
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty"
Both were awarded the Medal while they where still alive
Sacrifice
The trait that Edward Byers exemplified was sacrifice. In Afghanistan his unit was sent to a rural area. News was given that an American doctor was kidnapped and was held hostage. His unit took 4 hours to get into the compound and after that the action lasted only 2 or 3 minutes but it was intense. Byers showed sacrifice beacues as soon as he found the american doctor he shielded his body with his own. At this time there were enemy guards with loaded AK47's yet he was ready. Once he was in the position of shielding the doctor he disabled another enemy guard. Even though he new that he could have died he was ready to sacrifice himself for the american doctor and America itself.
Don't Forget: 2 Great Soldiers
Edward C. Byers Jr.
Born in Toledo, OH on August 4th, 1979
He was a Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
He fought the in the Iraq War as well as the War in Afghanistan
Chief Byers got his award on Feb 2nd, 2016
President Obama was the one who awarded him the Medal of Honor
Scene 2
Neel and Nick
The Medal of Honor
Edward C. Byers Jr.
Wesley L. Fox
In Common
Different
Byers fought in Afghanistan and Iraq while Fox fought in Vietnam
Byers was ranked as a Chief and Fox was ranked as a 1st Lieutenant
Byers hasn't left the military while Fox left in 11/24/2017
Fox Has served for 43 years and currently Byers has served for 19 full years and continues to serve
Byers was born in Toledo, OH while Fox was born in Herndon, VA
Wesley L. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage. He fought tough and hard to save the lives of his fellow solder's. They had all came under from and intense fire wall. They all had to maneuver to a new position where they could access the situation and confer with his platoon leaders. As they were about to execute their plan the enemy attacked them and wounded Captain Fox and his other members of the command group. Wesley continued with strong enemy fire and neutralized the enemies team position. Eventually the enemy forces retreated. Even though Fox was greatly wounded he did not allow any medical attention for himself. Instead he continued his defensive position.
Courage
True Honor
Edward C. Byers Jr.
Wesley L. Fox
Scene 1
Scene 1 begins as the guard at a Veteran’s Museum is closing the exhibit on the topic of Medal of Honor. As soon as the guard leaves he hears voices. He turns around and sees that some of the wax display statues have come to life. He is astonished and doesn’t believe what he is seeing. He walks into the room and scene 2 begins.
Scene 2 begins as Wesley L Fox starts to narrate his experience " It was February 22nd, 1969 and I was sent off to Vietnam to fight. Me and my group had just come out of under an intense fire wall and moved to a different position where me and the platoon leaders could devise a plan. As we had all come to an agreement and we were about to depart the plan we devised, the enemy attacked us, injuring me and the members of the command group. Even though I was injured I still followed through with the plan. I picked up a gun and continued with heavy fire to the opposite team. I personally neutralized one of the enemy spots while after that, me and my team moved through hazardous areas and coordinated air support with the activities of my men. As my executive officer was horribly hurt, me and my men hurdled hand grenades towards the enemy team and drove hostile forces into retreat. Me getting wounded again, I had refused getting medical attention. Instead I held a defensive posture and prepared for evacuation. "
Scene 3
Guard : Wow that is so cool. I probably would have left my unit to die and I would have run away. how can conjure the courage to do that?
Fox : I don't know it just came to me. All i wanted to do was save unit.
Scene 4
Scene 4 begins as Wesley L Fox finishes answering the guard's question.
Guard : So What about you. (he says this while he is facing Edward C. Byers Jr. )
Edward C. Byers Jr. : As our rescue force approached the target building, an enemy sentry detected us and darted inside to alert his fellow captors. The sentry quickly reemerged, and our lead attempted to neutralize him. Me and my team sprinted to the door of the target building. As the primary breacher, I stood in the doorway fully exposed to enemy fire while ripping down six layers of heavy blankets fastened to the inside ceiling and walls to clear a path for the rescue force. Our first assaulter pushed his way through the blankets, and was mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire from within. I, completely aware of the imminent threat, fearlessly rushed into the room and engaged an enemy guard aiming an AK- 47 at him. I then tackled another adult male who had darted towards the corner of the room. During the ensuing hand-to-hand struggle, I confirmed the man was not the hostage and engaged him. As other rescue team members called out to the hostage, I heard a voice respond in English and raced toward it. I jumped on top of the American hostage and shielded him from the high volume of fire within the small room. While covering the hostage with my body, I immobilized another guard with my bare hands, and restrained him until one of my teammates could eliminate him. I, myself couldn't believe what I was doing.
Scene 5
Guard : That's amazing. This has made me wonder what I done for my country.
(At this time an alarm rings on the guards phone and he realizes that there are only 5 minutes till the museum opens.)
Guard : Guys it's time to open the museum you better turn into your wax statues otherwise people will get freaked out. But that was a really cool experience.
2 Statues : (simultaneously) Ok, lets go we must be quick.
(Guard walks away still confused about what happened.)
(Trail comes to an end)
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