Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
by Sammy Lee Davis. The inspiring true life story of Vietnam veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and veteran’s advocate Sammy Lee Davis.
On November 18th, 1967, Private First Class Davis’s artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At twenty-one years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body. Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated.
His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor—the ceremonial footage ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump. Includes photos. Measures 6.25" x 9.25". Hardcover 275 pages.