Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey from Poverty and Prejudice

Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey from Poverty and Prejudice

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by Roy Perez Benavidez
     
 

The life story of Vietnam War hero Roy Benavidez is that of a man of pride and dignity who conquered enormous challenges. Hispanic, part-Yaqui Indian, and an orphan, Benavidez fought his way out of poverty and bigotry to serve with distinction with the U.S. Army's elite--the Airborne and the Special Forces. Seriously wounded in Vietnam, he was told he would never walk…  See more details below

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The life story of Vietnam War hero Roy Benavidez is that of a man of pride and dignity who conquered enormous challenges. Hispanic, part-Yaqui Indian, and an orphan, Benavidez fought his way out of poverty and bigotry to serve with distinction with the U.S. Army's elite--the Airborne and the Special Forces. Seriously wounded in Vietnam, he was told he would never walk again. Benavidez not only conquered his disability but also demanded to return to combat.

It was on his second Vietnam tour that Roy Benavidez became a Special Forces legend. When twelve of his comrades on a secret CIA mission in Cambodia were surrounded by hundreds of North Vietnamese regulars, Benavidez volunteered without hesitation to rescue them. Despite severe injuries suffered in furious hand-to-hand combat, Benavidez personally saved the lives of eight men. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, ensuring his everlasting place as one of the great heroes of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574882032
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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