David H. McNerney

David H. McNerney

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Herbert McNerney was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration-the Medal of Honor-for his actions in the Vietnam War. A native of Massachusetts who moved to Houston, Texas, as a child, McNerney served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before enlisting in the Army. He earned the Medal of Honor as a first sergeant on March 22, 1967, for taking command of his company during an attack by a numerically superior North Vietnamese force. Although wounded, he organized the unit's defense, exposed himself to hostile fire in order to mark and clear a helicopter landing site, and refused to be evacuated until a new commander arrived the next day. McNerney retired from the military in 1969, after serving four tours of duty in Vietnam, and began a career as a customs inspector in Houston
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133997761
  • 9786133997769