Men of Valor

“If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.”

– Maj. Michael D. McDonnell
Killed in action on 24 March 1970

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On 6 July 1964, over 800 Viet Cong guerrillas launched a surprise pre-dawn attack on Camp Nam Dong near the Laotian border. During the five-hour battle that followed, the 12 members of Team A-726 earned one Medal of Honor, two Distinguished Service crosses, four Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, and nine Purple Hearts — making these Green Berets one of the most-decorated units in U.S. military history.

Medal of Honor

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Surviving Medal of Honor recipients

Foreign-born Medal of Honor recipients

Air Force Cross

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Distinguished Service Cross

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Navy Cross

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Silver Star

By Conflict

By Service

Distinguished Flying Cross

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