Episode 2723 – Vietnam Vet Army Pfc. Milton A. Lee was a great one

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Army Pfc. Milton A. Lee, Medal of Honor recipient.

Episode 2723 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Marine Corps Pfc. Melvin Newlin and his Congressional Medal of Honor award. The featured story comes from The U.S. Department of Defense website and was titled: Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Pfc. Melvin Newlin. It was submitted by Katie Lange, a writer for DOD News.

Lange, in her story, reported that Army Private 1st Class Milton Arthur Lee joined the service during the height of the Vietnam conflict when he was only 18. He didn’t make it home, but his bravery and dedication saved the lives of several men in his platoon. For that, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Lange added this about Milton Lee; he Lee was born Feb. 28, 1949, in Shreveport, Louisiana, where his parents lived. However, for reasons that are unclear, he and his brother, Ken, grew up with his grandparents in San Antonio. Lee was a member of the Youth for Christ, Harlandale Christian Church and the Young Republicans.

After graduating from Harlandale High School in 1967, Lee enlisted in the Army. He trained at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division and was eventually assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 1st Brigade.

Lee arrived in Vietnam in January 1968 as the Tet Offensive was beginning. His unit was one that saw extensive combat during the war.

On April 26, 1968, Lee was with Company C near Phu Bai, an Army and Marine Corps base near the Central Vietnam coast. He was serving as the radio telephone operator with 3rd Platoon, the company’s lead element, when they were fired on by North Vietnamese soldiers hidden in well-concealed bunkers.

Listen to episode 2723 and discover more about Vietnam Vet Army Pfc. Milton A. Lee and his Congressional Medal of Honor award.



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