VALOR AT NAM DONG. Artist Proof Edition
VALOR AT NAM DONG by Larry Selman
Artist Proof Edition of only 64 prints. Image Size 25" x 14"
Signed by Artist, Roger Donlon and Mike Disser
In the first major attack against an American-led base in South Vietnam, a heroic stand by a Special Forces A-Team and its allies on July 6, 1964 defeated a Viet Cong force three times its size.
Donlon received his Medal of Honor while Disser was awarded the silver Star. At the White House , in November 1964, Donlon humbly said he thought everyone on his team deserved the same award. "I back away from personal accolades because it can too easily be regarded as boastful. Hopefully, our actions at Nam Dong can be inspirational. We must honor and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice."
All of the Green Berets earned decorations. Donlon became the first Special Forces Soldier and first Soldier in Viet Nam to receive the Medal of Honor. Alamo and Houston received posthumous Distinguished Service Crosses. Olejniczak, Brown, Disser and Terrin received Silver Stars. Beeson, Daniels, Gregg, Woods and Whitsell each were awarded a Bronze Star for valor. Seven of the Green Berets rated a Purple Heart for wounds.