medal of honor

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Green Beret Bennie Adkins Receives Medal of Honor for Actions in Vietnam

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President Obama recognized two Vietnam veterans with the Medal of Honor on Monday -- nearly a half a century after they served. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins served in the military for 22 years and was awarded for rescuing injured soldiers amid enemy fire during his second combat tour in 1961. Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat was killed in action in 1970 when he picked up a hand grenade as it was about to detonate, in an effort to save surrounding soldiers. His brother accepted the medal on his behalf. See Sloat's brother accept his award here