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Mike Thornton – Thornton received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 31, 1972, Lieutenant Thornton was part of a five-man Navy SEAL patrol that was gathering intelligence near the Cua Viet River Base. However, they had been dropped in the wrong place – inside North Vietnam.

David Robert "Bobby" Ray - Medal of Honor recipient during the Vietnam War. Must read at least once for every Navy Corpsman, Marine, and Army medic.

Master Sgt. Charles E. Hosking Jr. Medal of Honor. 5th Special Forces Group. Vietnam War.

Today 2-24 in 1968, US airman first class John Levitow received the Medal of Honor for bravery in the line of action. He was one of only 5 enlisted airmen ever to win the medal.

Boatswain's Mate First Class James E. Williams, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Mekong River Delta, Vietnam October 31, 1966. Namesake of USS James E. Williams (DDG-95).

Talk about being your brothers' keeper. SPC4 Hector Santiago-Colon wanted to be a policeman, but NYPD required military veterans. He enlisted in the Army & went to Vietnam with B Co, 7th Cav, 1st Cav Div. On 28 June 1968, his unit engaged the Vietcong & an enemy soldier lobbed a hand grenade into their foxhole. Santiago tucked it into his stomach away from his comrades to absorb the blast. Santiago, survived by a fiance & 11 siblings, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1970.

James Phillip Fleming was a United States Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War, was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a 6-man Green Beret unit, stranded between heavily-defended enemy. The citation reads, "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty". Capt. Fleming (then 1st Lt.) distinguished himself as the Aircraft Commander of a UH-1F transport Helicopter. Duc Co, Vietnam.

First Lieutenant Frank S. Reasoner, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Da Nang, Vietnam July 12, 1965. USS Reasoner (FF-1063) was named in his honor.