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Vietnam Veteran Expresses His Gratitude for Heroic Comrades

Vietnam Veteran Expresses His Gratitude for Heroic Comrades



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(KSL News) A Utah Vietnam veteran expressed his gratitude to the families of two men who sacrificed their lives to save his.

Sergeant First Class Lee Sanchez honored the family members of Specialist Four Rudolph Renteria and Sergeant Adolfo Moreno with medals they earned for their service in the Vietnam War. But Sanchez is still working for his comrades.

Vietnam Veteran Expresses His Gratitude for Heroic Comrades

Sergeant Sanchez says, "We're not done yet, we're still going to go for the big one. We're going to get that Medal of Honor that they solely deserve."

Sanchez was with the men during an attack in August 1968. He saw them both dive for a live grenade and attempt to throw it away from the rest of their unit. The grenade exploded, killing both men, but Sanchez was partially shielded from the explosion by the bodies of his friends.

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