Episode Eight: Raul Perez "Roy" Benavidez


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Imagine you are in the jungles of Vietnam and your position is being overran by enemy forces. You have been critically wounded and feel you are going to die, but just as all hope seems lost, you look over to see a lone soldier with a knife in one hand and a first aid bag in the other running towards you. For the next six hours, you hold you position with this crazy man as you see he has been shot multiple times, blown up, stabbed and beaten, yet, he still fights. This is exactly what happened on the night of May 2nd, 1968 and that man was Roy Benavidez. Hear his incredible story on tonight's episode. Link to Roy Benavidez's 1991 Medal of Honor Speech: https://youtu.be/_oUtJxE4sjs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/above-and-beyond-podcast/support

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