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(VIDEO) The Medal Of Honor Tale Of Donald Ballard

November 21, 2013

Few men during the Vietnam War were as badass as Donald Ballard.

On May 16, 1968, Navy corpsman Donald Ballard threw himself on a grenade to save the wounded men he was treating in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. Thankfully, the grenade had a defective fuse and only exploded when, after a few moments without an explosion, he threw it into the air. Ballard received the Medal of Honor on May 14, 1970.

Hear him tell his story here: