Episode 2761 – Medal of Honor tribute to Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon

Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon, Medal of Honor recipient. , Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon, Medal of Honor recipient.

Episode 2761 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon 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: Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon. It was submitted by Katie Lange, the outstanding writer for DOD News.

Lange, in her story, reported that Army Sgt. Peter Charles Lemon was injured several times during a lopsided attack in Vietnam, but he took out several enemy soldiers and refused to quit fighting until he lost consciousness. His courage to defend his base and his fellow soldiers earned him the Medal of Honor.

Lange added this about Lemon, he was born on June 5, 1950, in Toronto, to Charles and Geraldine Lemon. He has a sister, Judy, and a brother, Richard.

The family immigrated to the U.S. when Lemon was 2 and set up their new lives in Tawas City, Michigan. About a decade later, he became a naturalized citizen.

Lemon graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1968 and started working in a factory in nearby Saginaw, according to a 1971 article in the Escanaba Daily Press of Escanaba, Michigan. By then, however, the Vietnam War was raging, so Lemon enlisted in the Army in February 1969.

After basic training, Lemon received advanced infantry training. He was sent to Vietnam in late July 1969, where he went to Recondo School, which teaches select troops about long-range reconnaissance techniques and small-unit tactics. The training earned him the coveted title of Army Ranger.

By the spring of 1970, then-Spc. 4 Lemon was serving as an assistant machine gunner at Fire Support Base Illingworth, with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.

Listen to episode 2761 and discover more about Army Sgt. Peter C. Lemon and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors.

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