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Daytime Memorial Day Medal Of Honor Recipient

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On this Memorial Day we are honored to have CSM retired Gary Littrell join us. He is a recipient of the Medal Of Honor and is the past President of the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society.

Here is part of his citation.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sfc. Littrell, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Advisory Team 21, distinguished himself while serving as a Light Weapons Infantry Advisor with the 23d Battalion, 2d Ranger Group, Republic of Vietnam Army, near Dak Seang. After establishing a defensive perimeter on a hill on April 4, the battalion was subjected to an intense enemy mortar attack which killed the Vietnamese commander, 1 advisor, and seriously wounded all the advisors except Sfc. Littrell. During the ensuing 4 days, Sfc Littrell exhibited near superhuman endurance as he single-handedly bolstered the besieged battalion.

We salute his bravery and appreciate his service.

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