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Issue 2: Roy Benavidez

On the morning of 2 May 1968, Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez volunteered to help rescue a 12-man reconnaissance team trapped by the North Vietnamese Army. During hours of bloody fighting, Benavidez was seriously wounded multiple times but still worked tirelessly to defend his comrades and help bring them back. For his actions that day he became a legend in the Green Beret community and was recognized with a Medal of Honor.

Issue 1: Alvin York

On October 8, 1918, Alvin York was part of a small patrol fighting behind enemy lines during the Meuse-Argonne campaign of World War I. Suddenly a German machine gun brought down most of his platoon. York assumed command of the seven surviving Americans, took out the machine-gun nest, and captured 132 German soldiers. Corporal York was soon awarded sergeant’s stripes—and a Medal of Honor.