"Clifford Chester Sims, a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient. Sims was honored for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He threw himself on a triggered booby-trap device, taking the entire blast to save his squad."
Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Capt. Roger Donlon. Cpt. Donlon was the first U.S. service member to be awarded the medal for actions during the Vietnam War. Cpt. Donlon was serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment A-726 when he and his Special Forces team were attacked by Viet Cong on July 6, 1964. While two of his fellow comrades were killed, Cpt. Dolon, who was shot in the stomach and wounded three more times during the attack, continued to fight.