MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam Warrior’s Story

By | January 23, 2017

The book “every American should read” (Vietnam) now available in trade paperback. Here is the powerful story of one man’s fight against bigotry, paralysis and his war enemy that led to the Medal of Honor.From migrant farm-worker and middle-school dropout to recipient of his country’s highest award for bravery, Roy Benavidez demonstrated the courage and fortitude of an American hero. The half-Yaqui Indian, half-Mexican orphan fought his way out of the bigotry of South Texas to serve with the Army’s elite — the Special Forces. In February, 1981, President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Honor.

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Jason on 01/23/2017 at 16:09.

Tango Mike Mike: American Hero I found this to be a great book. MSG Benavidez was a true American hero. He earned the Medal of Honor for battlefield exploits that nearly cost him his life. He earned more honor by being an advocate for the disabled after he retired. He was a hard working advocate for keeping kids in school and instilling pride and belief that in America, you really can achieve anything you want if you’ll work at it. This book is worthy of your time and I think everyone needs to read it. Maybe we can turn…

Cajun Aggie on 01/23/2017 at 16:23.

Great Story I first read this book in the span of two days in 1998; it was amazing. While the writing wasn’t necessarily anything impressive, the story was inspiring. At times throughout Roy’s life, I laughed, cringed, and smiled.It was when he joined the Army, however, that the book took my breath away. The pace of the book during his military career absolutely flies by, chapters are gone in an instant. When the actual battle timeline and facts start rolling in, well, all I can say is:…

Anonymous on 01/23/2017 at 16:52.