Episode 2799 – Medal of Honor tribute for Army Vietnam Vet George Lang

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient George Lang, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient George Lang

Armored Troop Carriers (ATC)known as Tango boats , Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Armored Troop Carrier (ATC) known as Tango boats like the one used by George Lang and his unit.

Episode 2799 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army Vietnam Vet George Lang and his Congressional Medal of Honor award. The featured story comes from The We Are The Mighty website and was titled: This Medal of Honor recipient blocked out being paralyzed to finish the mission. It was submitted by Tim Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick entered the Navy in 2007 as a Hospital Corpsman and deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in the fall of 2010. Tim now has degrees in both Film Production and Screenwriting. tim.kirkpatrick@wearethemighty.com

Kirkpatrick reported in the story that drafted into the Army in March of 1968, George Lang graduated boot camp and went right into advanced infantry training before heading off to the jungles of Vietnam.

In February of 1969, Lang was scheduled to go on leave when an intelligence officer got word of enemy movement closing in.

Lang had just spit-shined his boots when the company first sergeant updated him on his new mission. Lang put his leave on hold and geared up without hesitation. He and his squad loaded up on “tangos” (boats) and proceeded down the river toward their objective.

Lang and his men maneuvered down the canal toward Kien Hoa Province in South Vietnam, where they eventually dismounted the “tangos” and proceeded inland on foot.

After only 50-meters of patrolling, the anxious squad came in contact with a series of bunkers, linked together by communication wires.

Taking point, Lang was first to spot five armed men guarding the area — he quickly engaged. After expelling a full magazine and getting hit by enemy artillery, the squad came under attack by an additional, but unexpected force – red ants.

Listen to episode 2799 and discover more about Army Vietnam Vet George Lang and his Congressional Medal of Honor award.

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