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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-missile-crisis


JFK’s address on Cuban Missile Crisis shocks nation-1962.

FBI agents kill fugitive “Pretty Boy” Floyd-1934.

First parachute jump made over Paris-1797.

Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles-2012.

American forces suffer first casualties of Vietnam War-1957.

South Vietnam president Thieu turns down peace proposal-1972.

Germans capture Langesmarck during First Battle of Ypres-1914.

173rd Airborne trooper dives on live grenade, saving comrades-1965.




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Huey Rider: Sir; another real hero

https://www.historynet.com/hall-valor-milton-lee-olive-iii.htm

Milton Lee Olive III gave his life to save four comrades
Although President Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order 9981 ended segregation in the military in July 1948, Vietnam was the nation’s first fully integrated war. Texan Jimmy Stanford, a lieutenant in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which in May 1965 became the first major Army unit in Vietnam, felt uncomfortable with the desegregation. He had grown up in a segregated town and said the “N-word” occasionally. But he didn’t consider himself prejudiced and was thankful for every man in his 3rd Platoon of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment.

Stanford’s senior platoon sergeant, Vince Yrineo, a 35-year-old Hispanic who had endured racial prejudice, was quick to call his platoon leader out. “I simply wasn’t going to take that from some redneck shavetail [second lieutenant], and I wanted him to know right away where I stood,” Yrineo recalled years later.

One of Yrineo’s soldiers was Milton Lee Olive III, an 18-year-old black Chicagoan everyone usually called
 
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