1964 - The first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam was presented. It went to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, NY, for his heroic action on July 6, 1964. On this morning, Viet Cong attacked Camp Nam Dong.
There is a simple prescription for peace--leave your neighbors alone." Secretary of State Dean Rusk, May 22, 1964