Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard, born on November 26, 1929, in Eutaw, Alabama, embodied the spirit of service from an early age. Raised in a segregated society, Leonard attended Ullman High School in Birmingham, Alabama. He was not only a student but also a Boy Scout, instilling in...
Lt. Larry L. Taylor

Lt. Larry L. Taylor

JUNE 12, 1968 | NEAR AP GO CONG, BÌNH DƯƠNG PROVINCE, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM A four-man long-range reconnaissance team saw through its night-vision scope that it was completely surrounded by hostile forces on a mission northeast of Saigon. Army attack helicopter pilot...
William Pitsenbarger

William Pitsenbarger

April 11, 1966 near near Cam My, Vietnam Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment finds itself fighting for survival in the rubber plantations of Cam My village. Ambushed by the Vietcong, 80 percent of the company will became casualties. The Joint Rescue...
Melvin Morris

Melvin Morris

One of the first U.S. Army soldiers to qualify as a Green Beret, Melvin Morris did not fit the stereotype of a Special Forces fighter. “I was 5 foot 4 inches, 117 pounds,” Morris told an interviewer. “But I was a strong little fella.” Morris would soon prove just how...