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SGT Philip Roncari
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I can only say it was my honor to even serve in the same war as these heros and like many of my comrades would do it all over again given the chance
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SFC Chuck Martinez
SFC Chuck Martinez
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Yep, me too!
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks for honoring SPC Alfred Rascon who displayed uncommon valor as a medic on 16 March 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam COL Mikel J. Burroughs.
He certainly displayed selfless service to his fellow soldiers by shielding the with his own body from repeated grenade blasts.
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SFC William Farrell
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Thank you for sharing COL Mikel J. Burroughs. Colonel Rascon also did a second tour in Vietnam after receiving the Medal and also served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He really is quite a man.

I had the privilege of meeting two MOH recipients when I was stationed at Fort Hood after I returned from Vietnam and when I volunteered at one of their conventions I was in a room filled with greatness. I will always be in awe of the medal and the men who received it going back to the Civil War. I have this picture on my office wall, Colonel Leo Thorsness, myself on the left and my twin brother on the right. My twin brother and I served in Vietnam five years after Colonel Rascom performed his heroic deeds and Colonel Thorsness is thanking us for our service. He has it the other way around! I would love to meet Colonel Rascon.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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SFC William Farrell Great photo and thanks for sharing!
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