Army Green Beret Hero is Honored by Fort Benning Soldiers

Back on September 17th 1969, the then Staff Sergeant, led an infantry company across enemy lines in Vietnam to retrieve fallen comrades.

An Army Green Beret Hero is honored as part of Black History Month activities for Fort Benning soldiers.

Medal of honor recipient Sergeant First Class Retired Melvin Morris was the guest of honor at the National Infantry Museum.

Back on September 17th 1969, the then Staff Sergeant, led an infantry company across enemy lines  in Vietnam to retrieve fallen comrades.

Under heavy fire, Morris single handedly knocked out two machine guns and four bunkers.

He was shot three times carrying casualties back to friendly lines but didn’t stop until the mission was complete.

SFC Morris, who is now 77, talked about the importance of remembering black history and the importance of having patriotic soldiers who will do what is right.

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