James Robinson

James Robinson

When James Robinson’s Charlie battalion came under fire from 400-men strong Vietcong battalion, he ran around the battlefield killing snipers with a grenade launcher, rescuing wounded medics and soldiers (suffering multiple gunshot wounds) and distributing water and ammunition. When an enemy machine gun opened fire on them, Robinson charged the gunner with a grenade in each hand. He was shot in the leg with a tracer round, causing his pants to catch fire. He tore his pants off and continued charging the gunner. He was shot twice more in the chest (5 total bullet wounds) but managed to hurl a grenade at the gunner’s nest. He received Medal of Honor posthumously.

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