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In his 20-year career with the Army, George Paris Davis III flew clandestine missions at the end of the Vietnam War and later worked in intelligence.
Colonel Charles Beckwith was a Special Forces officer who founded the secretive special operations unit known as Delta Force.
Clifton Arnesen enlisted to escape his troubled childhood but was discharged due to his sexuality. Later he became an advocate for LGBT troops.
Richard DeLeon thought that his upbringing in New York had toughened him up, but everything he saw on those streets could not compare with the battlefields of Vietnam.
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Marine Corps Private Giles McCoy survived for nearly four days after he sinking of the USS Indianapolis in the shark-infested Philippine Sea.
General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was the oldest man and the only general to participate in the first wave of landings on D-Day.
Vietnam Veteran Bill McCann started the Vittles for Vets charity to combat hunger among Veterans by providing them the means to buy groceries.
Pat Tillman left his lucrative professional football career to serve in the Army following the events of 9/11.
For Women’s Equality Day, we recognize Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody who became the first female four-star general in the U.S. Armed Forces.
After enlisting in the Army in 1944, Don Egolf’s nearly 20-year career took him all over the world, including Korea and Japan.
Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of members of his squad during an ambush by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Last updated September 29, 2022
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