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Mattie Mikel & Lessi Millington

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Mattie Mikel & Lessi Millington
Gary W. Martini and Roy Benavidez
Gary W. Martini
Roy P. Benavidez
Benavidez refusd to get on board onto the rescue chopper until every other soldier was on before him. He risked his life to make sure that all of his fellow soldiers were safe.
This shows his honorable character.
Sacrificed his life to rescue injured comrades from enemy fire despite being wounded himself.
This shows selflessness, an honorable trait.
Roy sacrificed himself for the wellbeing of the rest of the soldiers. He ran through 75 meters of open fire to get to a trapped MACV-SOG team. While he was running, he was shot four times and still kept going.
Roy P. Benavidez
Gary W. Martini
Received mortal wounds on a final trip through hostile enemy fire and continued to bring his comrades to safety.
He sacrificed his LIFE to make sure others would survive.
Roy P. Benavidez
Roy not only gave us his all, but he saved all his fellow soldiers to return them home safely.
He also retrieved as many documents and did everything in his power he could for our country.
He showed great patriotism by never giving up.
Gary W. Martinez
Martini showed patriotism via going above and beyond the call of duty and sacrificing for others more than what he was expected to. He died for his country.
Roy P. Benavidez
When all others were injured, Roy kept on going and gave it his all. He ran out in the open to get all the soldiers and despite being hit 37 times in a battle that lasted 6 hours, he successfully completed his task and got everyone to a safe place.
His actions exemplify bravery and deserve the ultimate respect.
Gary W. Martini
He ran headfirst through hostile enemy fire to get his comrades and suffered many wounds, dying later due to them. An incredible amount of courage would be needed to make those runs. He still brought his team back safely while wounded.
Sources for Roy P. Benavidez
Sources for Gary W. Martini
Background information
Gary W. Martini
Post-humously awarded medal of honor for actions in the Vietnam war, 1967.
Enlisted in the marines immediately out of high school.
Roy P. Benavidez
Roy was born on August 5, 1935
He enlisted in the United States army in June 1955 and served in Germany, Vietnam and Korea
Roy Benavidez was given the medal of honor on Feburary 24, 1981 by President Ronald Reagan
Roy died on November 29, 1998 in Texas at the age of 63

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