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One of the first Black Special Forces officers may finally receive the Medal of Honor after years of delays | Task & Purpose

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Capt. Paris Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, is set to receive the Medal of Honor after over 50 years of waiting. Davies was known for his bravery during a gunfight in Vietnam in June 1965, where he continually went into the line of fire and was shot multiple times in order to rescue his fellow soldiers. He earned a nomination for the Medal of Honor, but the nomination was somehow forgotten. His commander resubmitted it, but it was “forgotten” again for the second time, which according to his teammates, was because of his race. Davis was one of the first Black officers in the Army Special Forces. Davis is now 81 years old. His commander, Maj. Billy Cole, said that Davis “showed as much cold courage as any human I’ve ever heard of.”

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/paris-davis-medal-of-honor/

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