The Special Forces Regiment honored the bravery and sacrifices made during the military career of retired Green Beret Col. Paris Davis, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor in the Vietnam War.
Retired Col. Paris Davis, a legendary Green Beret, was honored on May 12 as a distinguished member of the Special Forces Regiment. Davis, who received the Medal of Honor last year for his bravery during the Vietnam War, was recognized at a Special Forces Association event in Arlington, Virginia. Leading a Special Forces team in 1965, Davis defied orders to withdraw and rescued his wounded team members from an enemy camp during a 19-hour battle. His actions even saved the life of future CIA operator Billy Waugh. Davis retired from the Army in 1985, and despite the loss of paperwork, his soldiers pushed for him to receive the Medal of Honor. The upgrade was finally approved in 2021, and Davis was awarded the medal by President Joe Biden. The induction ceremony also honored members of Thailand’s special forces and the American soldiers who trained them during the Cold War.