(VIDEO) The Medal Of Honor Tale Of Donald Ballard | American Military News

(VIDEO) The Medal Of Honor Tale Of Donald Ballard

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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: