January 16, 2006

This date in Michigan History

January 16, 1968
Sgt. Dwight Johnson of Detroit saves a fellow soldier in severe fighting in Vietnam.

In the midst of an enemy attack, Johnson jumped from his immobilized tank, killed 12 enemy soldiers and saved a fellow soldier. As a result of his heroics Johnson was the first Michiganian to be awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.
Courtesy Michigan History Magazine.

This date in Michigan History

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