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Corporal Thomas W. Bennett

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For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of dutythe Medal of Honor was awarded to CORPORAL THOMAS W. BENNETT United States Army

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Corporal Bennett distinguished himself during the period 9 to 11 February 1969 while serving as a platoon Medical Aidman with the 2d Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry during a reconnaissance-in-force mission in the Chu Pa Region, Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam. On 9 February, the platoon was moving to assist the 1st Platoon of Company D which had run into a North- Vietnamese ambush when it became heavily engaged by the intense small arms, automatic weapons, mortar and rocket fire from a well-fortified and numerically superior enemy unit. In the initial barrage of fire, three of the point members of the platoon fell wounded. Corporal Bennett, with complete disregard for his safety, ran through the heavy fire to his fallen comrades, administered life-saving first aid under fire and then made repeated trips carrying the wounded men to positions of relative safety from which they would be medically evacuated from the battle position. Corporal Bennett repeatedly braved the intense enemy fire moving across open areas to give aid and comfort to his wounded comrades. He valiantly exposed himself to the heavy fire in order to retrieve the bodies of several fallen personnel. Throughout the night and following day, Corporal Bennett moved from position to position treating and comforting the several personnel who had suffered shrapnel and gunshot wounds. On 11 February, Company B again moved in an assault on the well-fortified enemy positions and became heavily engaged with the numerically superior enemy force. Five members of the company fell wounded in the initial assault. Corporal Bennett ran to their aid without regard to the heavy fire. He treated one wounded comrade and began running towards another seriously wounded man. Although the wounded man was located forward of the company position covered by heavy enemy grazing fire and CPL Bennett was warned that it was impossible to reach the position, he leaped forward with complete disregard for his safety to save his comrade's life. In attempting to save his fellow soldier, he was mortally wounded. CPL Bennett's undaunted concern for his comrades at the cost of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.