Don Steinbrunner played eight games at tackle for the Cleveland Browns in 1953 before being called to fulfill his ROTC service commitment. He was assigned to the Air Police and later became a navigator and assistant football coach at the Air Force Academy. Steinbrunner was wounded on a mission in Vietnam and offered a safer assignment - which he turned down. On July 20, 1967, the C-123 carrying Maj. Steinbrunner and five other airmen was shot down over Kontum, killing all on board.
When a wave of Chinese soldiers charged his machine gun position, Army Cpl.Hiroshi Miyamura told his crew to cover him as he fixed his bayonet and advanced into the enemy force, killing ten in hand to hand combat and scattering the attackers. Upon returning to his position, Miyamura ordered his men to withdraw as he manned the machine gun and covered their retreat. He killed some 50 communist fighters before running out of ammunition and becoming severely wounded. Miyamura's position was overrun and he would spend the next 28 months as a prisoner of war. His daring actions made him the first Medal of Honor recipient whose citation was classified "Top Secret" - until his repatriation 28 months later.