Vietnam War Rescue Mission Revisited

Brent Finnegan -- October 20th, 2009

Floyd Clark, a local truck driver and Vietnam vet, is in DC today to receive recognition from President Obama for his unit’s performance in the war almost 40 years ago. The Washington Post reports:

President Obama is scheduled to pay tribute to Gutierrez and about 80 other Vietnam veterans who fought in the savage, unnamed battle, which resulted in the rescue of a company of trapped fellow soldiers . . . “The men of Charlie Company who are alive today understand that we owe our lives” to Alpha Troop, said the company commander, then-Captain George Hobson . . .

For heroes, belated honors

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