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13 November 1966: 𝗖𝗣𝗧 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗵 𝗫𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 MOH

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13 November 1966: ð—–ð—£ð—§ ð—ð—¼ð˜€ð—²ð—½ð—µ ð—«ð—®ð˜ƒð—¶ð—²ð—¿ ð—šð—¿ð—®ð—»ð˜, Co. A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Republic of Vietnam, posthumously.
In a magnificent display of courage and leadership, Capt. Grant moved under intense fire along the hastily formed defensive line repositioning soldiers to fill gaps created by the mounting casualties and inspiring and directing the efforts of his men to successfully repel the determined enemy onslaught. Seeing a platoon leader wounded, Capt. Grant hastened to his aid, in the face of the mass of fire of the entire enemy force, and moved him to a more secure position. During this action, Capt. Grant was wounded in the shoulder. Refusing medical treatment, he returned to the forward part of the perimeter, where he continued to lead and to inspire his men by his own indomitable example. 
While attempting to evacuate a wounded soldier, he was pinned down by fire from an enemy machine gun. With a supply of hand grenades, he crawled forward under a withering hail of fire and knocked out the machine gun, killing the crew, after which he moved the wounded man to safety. Learning that several other wounded men were pinned down by enemy fire forward of his position, Capt. Grant disregarded his painful wound and led 5 men across the fire-swept open ground to effect a rescue. Following return of the wounded men to the perimeter, a concentration of mortar fire landed in their midst and Capt. Grant was killed instantly. His heroic actions saved the lives of a number of his comrades and enabled the task force to repulse the vicious assaults and defeat the enemy. Capt. Grant’s actions reflect great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the finest traditions of the U.S. Army.



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