Unfaltering devotion to duty

4/30/1968 - 5/2/1968

First Lieutenant Jack E. Deichman recalled the “outstanding leadership, calm presence of mind, unfaltering devotion to duty, and disregard for his own safety,” displayed by Captain Manuel “Jay” S. Vargas, Jr., from April 30 to May 2, 1968. Capt. Vargas’s actions during this three-day battle earned him the Medal of Honor.

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


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