You were just a 19-year-old kid/The History of the Congressional Medal of honor

Jim Campbell's

You’re a 19-year-old kid.
You are critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.

Its November 14, 1965 . LZ (landing zone) X-ray.

Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to stop coming in.

You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you’re not getting out.

Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then – over the machine gun noise – you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
You look up to see a Huey coming in.

But.. It doesn’t seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.

Medal of Honor: History and…

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