48 hours of hell: The Vietnam battle that produced the latest Medal of Honor, from five men who lived through it

When Former Spc. Jim McCloughan, 71, receives his Medal of Honor today, four battle buddies will be watching.

They fought with him side by side as draftees in in their early twenties, with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade Americal Division. 

None thought they would live to talk about it, but more than 48 years later, the soldiers met up again in Washington, D.C., to tell the story of a nightmare Vietnam battle and honor the combat medic who got them through it.

“It’s almost sort of revisiting the past that I had, successfully, I should say, put off in the corner,” former Cpl. Kent Nielsen told reporters on Saturday.

Read the full article on Military Times

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