LES22 Wrote:
Feb 19, 2013 10:35 PM
Continuing other post: My complaint concerns those who are derideing those service men who are not in the combat arms. I served in the Army Security Agency [ASA] - we were involved in signal intelligence. The soldier Lyndon Johnson called the first combat death in VietNam was Spc. 4 James Davis [ASA]. He was a radio direction finder operator - he located enemy units by their radio transmissions. SGT Roy Benavidez, an ASA soldier assigned to a Green Beret unit, won a Medal of honor while involved in the extraction of an A team from a hot landing zone. He lept from a helecoptor to rescue a wounded soldier who was carrying classified documents. He also retreived the documents and dispatched a few VC.