This Green Beret Suffered 37 Wounds On A Rescue Mission – But Epically He Refused To Stop Fighting

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Image: via Wikimedia Commons / Nr. CC-45142, Earl A. Young IV, U.S. Army Center of Military History

It’s May 2, 1968, and a patrol of 12 U.S. Special Forces men are in deadly trouble near a place called Loc Ninh in southern Vietnam. They’re surrounded by thick jungle and up to 1,000 North Vietnamese Army soldiers and they’re under sustained attack. The only way to get them out is by helicopter. Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez jumps aboard the rescue chopper. Little does he know that ahead of him lies six hours of hell on Earth.

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