US Marine Corps Col Jay Vargas: Medal of Honor Recipient who displayed Heroism during the Vietnam War

Duty & Valor - Military Stories of Courage and Sacrifice

Jan 8 2024 • 10 mins

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Colonel Jay R. Vargas dedicated his life to the United States Marine Corps.  His defining moment came during the Vietnam War's Battle of Dai Do in 1968, where he served as a company commander.  Vargas displayed exceptional leadership and courage, earning him the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the U.S.  After Vietnam, he continued his military service, holding various command and staff positions until his retirement in 1992.  Colonel Vargas's illustrious career is marked by a legacy of valor, selflessness, and an enduring commitment to the principles of duty and valor.

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wikipedia.org
cmohs.org
usmcu.edu
lubbockonline.com
garysinisefoundation.org
warhistoryonline.com
navymemorial.org
medalofhonorspeakout.org
marines.mil



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