Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Roger Donlon, 1967
Published: August 31, 2012
Peter MacQueen ©Stars and Stripes
Camp Sitman, South Korea, November, 1967: Maj. Roger Donlon, the first Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam war, poses outside his headquarters tent at the Advanced Combat Training Academy. With him is the camp's mascot, "Lieutenant." Donlon was serving as commander of the academy, which trained NCOs and small-unit leaders in scouting and patrolling techniques. "We work all our students pretty hard," he said, "but nobody ever died from overwork. You can die from not being worked hard enough."