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Transcript of Daniel Oropeza
MEDAL OF HONOR
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
Almost 3,400 men and one woman have received the award for heroic actions in the nation's battles since that time.
In 1943 the order was amended to include personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Coverage was eventually extended to include all services and " any civilian national " wounded while serving with the Armed Forces
Facts about sammy davis
In 1994, footage of his Medal of Honor award ceremony was used in the film Forrest Gump, with actor Tom Hanks' head superimposed over that of Davis.
Davis tells his story in the 2002 documentary A Time For Honor.
Sammy L. Davis
Sammy Lee Davis is an American who served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Nation's highest military medal for valor, the Medal of Honor.
While he was recovering in the hospital, Davis asked General Wiliam West Moreland to stay with his unit.
He volunteared to artillery, he was assigned 4th Artillery. Soon after completing training he asked to be sent to Vietnam
An enemy mortar exploted nearby knocking Davis to the ground, but he kept firing the
no matter what.
A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories.
Acording to http://www.thefreedictionary.com/howitzer
is the choice and willigness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation.
On November 19, 1968, exactly one year and one day after the nightlong firefight at Cai Lay, Davis received the
Medal of Honor
from President Lyndon Johnson.
Davis enlisted in the Army directly out of high school in 1965. Volunteering for the artillery because his father had been an artilleryman in World War II
Mary Edwards Walker
Only one woman has received the Medal of Honor, and her award was temporarily rescinded. A medical doctor who supported feminist and abolitionist causes, Mary Edwards Walker volunteered with the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War.