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Robert David Law

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U.S. Army (Ranger)
Medal Of Honor, Vietnam

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While on a long-range reconnaissance patrol in Tinh Phuoc Thanh Province, Specialist Fourth Class Law and five comrades made contact with a small enemy patrol. As the opposing elements exchanged intense fire, he maneuvered to a perilously exposed position flanking his comrades and began placing suppressive fire on the hostile troops. Although his team was hindered by a low supply of ammunition and suffered from an unidentified irritating gas in the air, Specialist Fourth Class Law's spirited defense and challenging counterassault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well-equipped hostile troops. When an enemy grenade landed in his team's position, Specialist Fourth Class Law, instead of diving into the safety of a stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades.

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