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


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home