Unit awarded presidential citation 39 years after Vietnam actions (PHOTO)

October 31, 2009


Ret. Capt. John Poindexter, center, applauds as President Barack Obama shakes hands with members of the Alpha Troop 11th Armored Cavalry regiment, who were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their heroic actions in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago. Poindexter, who led the troops into battle, also wrote a book called “The Anonymous Battle,” which detailed the events and called for his men to be recognized with the award.


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