Episode 2788 – Medal of Honor tribute to Sergeant First Class John Baca

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Sergeant First Class John Baca

Episode 2788 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Sergeant First Class John Baca and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors. The featured story comes from The We are the Mighty website and was titled: Medal of Honor Monday: Sergeant First Class John Baca. It was submitted by Senior Writer Jessica Evans.

Evans has more than a decade of content writing experience and a heart for military stories. Her work focuses on unearthing long-forgotten stories and illuminating unsung heroes. She is a member of the Editorial Freelance Association and volunteers her time with Veterans Writing Project, where she mentors military-connected writers.

Evans reported that Baca was born on January 10, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island, Baca’s journey commenced in sunny San Diego, California. However, in 1968, fate intervened. Abruptly, the draft swept him away from the comforts of home, thrusting him into the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. Following grueling basic training, Baca found himself serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Then, by 1970, he arrived in Vietnam, fully prepared to confront the daunting challenges of Operation Toan Thang IV.

Sergeant First Class John Phillip Baca’s inspiring journey from a small town in Rhode Island to the battlefields of Vietnam showcases the indomitable courage and selflessness that define a true hero. Recognized with the Medal of Honor, his brave actions testify to his unwavering commitment to protecting and serving others. Furthermore, Baca’s dedication to veterans and his relentless fight against homelessness highlight the enduring spirit of his service. His legacy resonates, inspiring future generations. Sergeant First Class John Phillip Baca exemplifies valor and honor, serving as a shining inspiration for us all to strive for greatness and create meaningful impact in the world.

Listen to episode 2788 and discover more about Sergeant First Class John Bacaand his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors.

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