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Fifty years later, Green Beret receives Distinguished Service Cross for valor in Vietnam | MilitaryTimes
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Fifty years later, Green Beret receives Distinguished Service Cross for valor in Vietnam | MilitaryTimes

His chain of command said they’d put him in for the Army’s second-highest valor award back in 1967, but retired Master Sgt. Hank Beck didn’t give it another thought until a unit reunion more than 40 years later.

His buddies asked him about his elusive Distinguished Service Cross, and it was a conversation that spurred a seven-year, grassroots effort to get Beck the recognition he deserved.

Beck, now 69, is credited with risking his life to single-handedly take out a sniper team and a machine gun position during a firefight in Vietnam

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