Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic
By DAVE PHILIPPSJULY 30, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Unofficially, in the jungles of Laos in 1970, hundreds
of North Vietnamese troops closed in on a small team of United States Army commandos. Unofficially, as men were shot down, a medic sprinted through a hail of bullets to help, he ing a man over his shoulder as he fired back with one hand. Unofficially, even when bloodied by a rocket, the medic kept going, not sleeping for days as he cared for 51 wounded soldiers….