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Via Seraphic Secret, a 6 minute must see video describing the heroic actions of Army Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Roy P. Benevidez:

In the 'more info' section at YouTube, the following information that makes this story all the more incredible:

I did this as a way to honor all those who have struggled to come back from serving our country in times of war. The most interesting part for me was something I didn't find out until after I created this photoplay, was that this was Roy's second tour. He had been so gravely wounded, by stepping on a landmine, on his first tour that he was drummed out of the Army after returning. Roy built his body back up and returned to the service after proving himself fit and joined the elite Green Beret's and went back to Vietnam for a second tour for which he received the Medal of Honor.

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Thank you!.I really ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Thank you!.
I really wish the AFRTS spots where they showed the recipients of the rewards like Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross and Medial of Honor. I think it would instill pride and show people what self sacrifice is all about.


"Duty," "Honor," "Country" -- those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you want to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor that brilliance of metaphor to tell you all that they mean.

The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule.

But these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character. They mold you for your future roles as the custodians of the nation's defense. They make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid.
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And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory?

Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world's noblest figures; not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless.

His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give. He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast.
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Their resolute and determined defense, their swift and sure attack, their indomitable purpose, their complete and decisive victory -- always victory, always through the bloody haze of their last reverberating shot, the vision of gaunt, ghastly men, reverently following your password of Duty, Honor, Country.

The code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral laws and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the uplift of mankind. Its requirements are for the things that are right, and its restraints are from the things that are wrong. The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created man in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him. However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, is the noblest development of mankind.

Duty,Honor Country

Douglas MacArthur 1958 West Point.

My God, WOW. I am speechle... (Below threshold)
mag:

My God, WOW. I am speechless. Talk about going above and beyond.

When i hear stories like th... (Below threshold)
Tango:

When i hear stories like this, i always think of Fredric March's character in The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Admiral Tarrant: "Where do we get such men?"
Where indeed.

I am waiting for the wacko ... (Below threshold)
recoverd liberal democrat:

I am waiting for the wacko left and "O" to try to get rid of the Congressional Medal Honor. On the premise that it is too offense to our enemies. After all, "O" is uncomfortable with the word victory. Liberals believe that a person like Roy Benevidez did what he did because he enjoys killing innocent people and should not be rewarded. Oh yes, I have had these discussions with my former "friends" of the liberal wacko left.

And yet when those brave me... (Below threshold)
Joe LaMont:

And yet when those brave men and women returned to the United States they were called "baby killers" and spat upon.

humbling...absolutely humbl... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

humbling...absolutely humbling

an amazing man, and an incredible story

thank you Roy, from a very grateful American

"Where do we ge... (Below threshold)
"Where do we get such men?"
America, that's where.

(Don't tell me about his ancestry or his ethnicity, I ain't listening.)

Go to the link and watch "O... (Below threshold)
recoverd liberal democrat:

Go to the link and watch "O"s buddy Bill Ayers talk about peace and other B.S. He was one of the little rich kids running around advocating anarchy and spitting on the likes of Roy Benevidez in the 60's. The fact that "O" never renounced Ayers as terrorist, when he was a friend and early supporter, and not just "some guy in the neighborhood" speaks volumes about "O"'s character. I keep the picture of Ayers stomping the American Flag, and all it stands for, to remind me of what we are up against.

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/02/02/my-bill-ayers-encounter/?test=latestnews

Very nice! Thanks for this.... (Below threshold)

Very nice! Thanks for this. The bravery of men like Roy P. Benevidez goes largely unacknowledged in today's celebrity driven culture. We need to do more to honor and remember these men.

Thank you, Sgt. Benevidez f... (Below threshold)

Thank you, Sgt. Benevidez for your heroism. We can never repay the debt we owe you and your surviving family.

Point of Interest:... (Below threshold)
Anonymous:

Point of Interest:

This actually happened in Cambodia

Please see:M. Sgt.... (Below threshold)
Anonymous:

Please see:

M. Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez USA SF book "Medal of Honor, A vietnam Warrior's Story"

Foreword by H. Ross Perot

I have a picture of ... (Below threshold)
Anonymous:


I have a picture of Roy with President Ronald Reagan.

should have been back home ... (Below threshold)
j mosley:

should have been back home shooting the hell out of the liberals




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