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 U.S Army Vietnam War veteran turned pastor receives Silver Star

by: Kristen Gallant   

Posted: Oct 31, 2021 / 12:20 AM EDT   

Updated: Oct 31, 2021 / 12:20 AM EDT   
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Silver Star presentation ceremony for U.S. Army Specialist Four Gerald McGinnis at Park West Church in Knoxville Saturday.

“I am humbled and sincerely thankful for this honor today and I truly do not deserve it,” said McGinnis at the podium after accepting the award.

U.S. Army, Specialist McGinnis was assigned to Company C in the 3rd Battalion of the 8th Infantry Regiment during the Vietnam War. In the early morning hours of March 22, 1968, his base was attacked by approximately 1,500 North Vietnamese Army soldiers.
 

Many American soldiers were either critically injured or killed that day.

“Once you serve in combat, they’re your brothers for life,” said McGinnis.

https://www.wate.com/news/u-s-army-vietnam-war-veteran-turned-pastor-receives-silver-star/

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Re: U.S Army Vietnam War veteran turned pastor receives Silver Star
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 04:27:59 am »
For those of you who don't know,a Silver Star is an industrial-strength hero badge,and this goes double when it is an E-4 in a conventional unit that gets it.
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Re: U.S Army Vietnam War veteran turned pastor receives Silver Star
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 04:46:01 am »
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