Vietnam Hero Awarded Posthumous Medal of HonorThe Veterans Site
In a White House ceremony, President Obama has posthumously awarded the nation’s highest honor to Army Specialist Leslie Sabo, forty-two years after he sacrificed his life for his unit during an ambush in Vietnam.
On that terrible day in 1970, Specialist Sabo charged toward the enemy, drawing fire away from his unit and saving many lives. During the ensuing battle, he shielded a wounded soldier from a grenade blast with his body and finally, wounded, crawled to the enemy bunker and dropped the grenade that would save his unit but end his own life.
Watch Leslie’s wife Rose Mary and brother George accept the Medal of Honor on behalf of a true American hero.