Medal of Honor recipient

Bellerose, NY

Finally, a former Green Beret receives the nation's highest honor for military action and that is the Medal of Honor - 60 years after his acts of bravery. Retired Green Beret Col. Paris Davis received the Medal of Honor by President Biden at the White House the other day. Then-Capt. Davis defended his team while badly wounded while under attack by the Viet Cong on June 18, 1965. He rescued four members of his members while under attack against 250 enemy soldiers. He was the first black officer to be in charge of a Special Forces team. Heroes who protect our nation are of many races who serve with bravery and dedication to the duty of protecting all of America. It is a shame it took so long to honor a brave American. I myself have served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and was proud to have done so. Today I am a member of American Legion Post 103 in Douglaston, where we have helped fellow Americans. As such I salute a fellow veteran, retired Green Beret Col. Paris Davis, for his acts of bravery and dedication for all our fellow Americans.

Sincerely yours,
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Bellerose, N.Y.

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