Protecting his fellow soldiers

12/12/1968

On February 21, 1968, near Hue, Vietnam, Staff Sergeant Clifford Sims died after warning his comrades of the danger of a triggered booby trap “and unhesitatingly hurled himself upon the device as it exploded.” This citation describes the heroic action that earned him the Medal of Honor.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia


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