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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.

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The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles.
- Henry Kissinger, Wall Street Journal, March 11, 1985

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