GREEN BERETS Calhoun, Johnny C.

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John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Calhoun
  • FORENAME
Johnny C.
  • UNIT
5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCN)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
255682772
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Cross
  • PLACE
South Vietnam 1968
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MIA - see Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/calhoun-johnny-clifford.8930/

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class [then Staff Sergeant] Johnny C. Calhoun, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Command and Control (North), FOB 1 (Phu Bai), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Sergeant First Class Calhoun distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 27 March 1968. When his team was attacked 1.5 miles south of Ta Bat in the A Shau Valley, Sergeant First Class Calhoun provided covering fire for the rest of the patrol while ordering the other five members to withdraw. He was hit several times in the chest and stomach, and when last seen by interpreter Ho-Thong as he slumped to the ground, he pulled the pin from a grenade and clutched it to explode among the advancing enemy. His extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/4800
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