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Xavier Ovalle and Liam McGuire

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Transcript of Xavier Ovalle and Liam McGuire

Drew's Patriotism
Sacrifice
Valor
Drew's Valor
Drew shows valor by doing extraordinary things, he attacked an enemy building by himself. While doing so, he killed 6 Viet Cong, and rescued 2 Filipinos.
Drew's Sacrifice
When he was in his unit, his unit was attacked. He escaped, but he went back to save a nurse who was trapped. He was at safety but he risked it to save the life of someone else.
Patriotism
Xavier Ovalle and Liam McGuire
He also led a 20-man team under enemy attack. Then he eliminated the enemies. He then captured 20 prisoners, including a high ranking Viet Cong official.
Drew Dennis Dix
After saving the trapped nurse, he volunteered to led a team to go save more civilians. In the end, he saved 8 more civilians. He chose to go and save more people. He didn't need to, he wanted to do it.
He signed up to be in the Army in the first place. He wanted to serve his country. He then worked his way up to Staff Sergeant. He played defenses along to border of the city he was defending. But he did much more than that.
Drew's Honor
When he led the 20 -man team under enemy attack, he came back to the base- having killed 14 (maybe 25- no confirmation) men, captured 20 prisoners , took 15 weapons, and rescued 14 US and free world civilians. He did a lot for this mission.
About Drew Dennis Dix
Drew was born on December 14th, 1944 (69). He fought in the Vietnam War. He was a Staff Sergeant. He received his medal on January 16th, 1969 (25).
Thomas McGuire
Honor
U.S. Air Force, Division 13
Thomas was leading a squadron of P-38's as top cover over Luzon, in the Philippines when they got ambushed by 20 aggressive Japanese fighters, he was cool under pressure and took out several enemy planes
Patriotism
He did this for two days in a row, both were 100% voluntary. This showed great amounts of patriotism and love for his country
Valor
While engaging in one of many dogfights, his guns jammed and he could no longer shoot down the enemy. However, he still managed to assist his squad by forcing an enemy pilot into his wing man's line of sight.
Sacrifice
While trying a dangerously low-altitude maneuver to break away from an enemy he crashed and was reported M.I.A. (Missing In Action) on January 7, 1945
About Thomas McGuire
Thomas was born on August 1, 1920 and died on January 7, 1945. He was 25 when he died. He was issued the medal of honor on 03/07/1946.
Sources
Drew Dennis Dix-http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3263/dix-drew-dennis.php
Thomas McGuire-http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2880/mcguire-thomas-b-jr.php
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