Well Deserved – Fifty Years Later, This Vietnam Veteran Has Been Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor

You are at camp, deep in the jungle of a country that is not your own. The rain is pouring down on your head. The enemy is closing in around you. The nearest reinforcements are more than 25 miles away. You and your fellow soldiers are low on ammunition. And to top it all off, you are wounded.

What do you do?

Sgt. 1st Class Bennie Adkins, a veteran of the Vietnam War, did more than just endure such a scenario, in March 1966—despite his own wounds from the battle (18 in all), he led his men on a two-day trek through the jungle, to safety. And now Adkins, at age 80, has been awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the most prestigious award a service member can receive.

Watch the video below to see Adkins talk about his experiences!

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