Army Spc. 5th Class Clarence Sasser was drafted into the Army as a medic. He was sent to Vietnam at the height of the war and did his job so fearlessly during battle that he earned the Medal of Honor.
Acclaimed screenwriter and director Oliver Stone served in the Army and deployed to Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, earning the Bronze Star for valor. His wartime experiences would shape some of his later films.
Harris "Hurley" Haywood is a world-class race car driver and a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Army near Saigon. Haywood says what he learned in the military gave him a huge advantage over his racing peers.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Pruden's heroic actions during an enemy ambush in Vietnam saved the lives of many of his comrades. Although Pruden lost his life in the attack, his courage and selfless sacrifice that day earned him the Medal of Honor.
After fleeing Germany in 1938, Frank Cohn enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought the Nazis in Europe. He went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars as well.
Spotlight: Honoring Our Veterans
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