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President Johnson honors American soldier

Posted by Kenneth Peck on

On this day September 28th, 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was coming under increasing criticism for sending American men to fight and die in Vietnam, bestows the Congressional Medal of Honor on Sgt. David Dolby, a member of the Army’s 1st Cavalry. On May 21, 1966, the 21-year-old Dolby acted to save many of his fellow soldiers’ lives during an intense firefight against North Vietnamese troops. He had previously been awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. While praising Dolby and American troops, Johnson expressed “sorrow” that war was still necessary in the 20th century. He also took...

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