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Retired Army Vietnam Vet to Receive the Medal of Honor | Military.com

Retired Army Vietnam Vet to Receive the Medal of Honor | Military.com

President Obama will award retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles the nation’s highest award for heroism for saving 44 American soldiers during a May 15, 1967 enemy ambush in the Vietnam War.

On Monday, July 18, 2016, Kettles is scheduled to receive the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry for his actions while serving as a flight commander assigned to 176th Aviation Company (Airmobile) (Light), 14th Combat Aviation Battalion, Americal Division.

Source: Retired Army Vietnam Vet to Receive the Medal of Honor | Military.com