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September 5th, 2012

Benavidez - Hero Defined

Roy P Benavidez was a Master Sergeant with the United States Army from 1952-1976.  He enlisted in the military at age 17 and was eventually assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.  He is the true definition of an American hero. MSgt Benavidez was deployed to Vietnam twice during his career.  The first time was in 1965, where he served as an advisor to an infantry regiment.  Shortly after his arrival in the war-torn nation, he stepped on a landmine and was evacuated to the United States.  His injuries were so severe that doctors never expected him to walk again.  Fortunately, Roy was a fighter.  Just one short year after his injury, he walked out of the hospital. In 1968, Benavidez returned to ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 5th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military