Sammy’s unit was attacked in Vietnam within the early morning hours of November 19, 1967. Battery C was ambushed by heavy mortar hearth and floor assault. Davis took management of the howitzer close by after seeing how shut the Vietcong had come, however the power of a blast threw him into a close-by foxhole.
In what he thought was a dying try to cease approaching forces from coming nearer, he fired one final spherical and efficiently hit the enemy. All out of rounds, however nonetheless being fired on by mortars, he used all he had left: a propaganda shell.
After listening to shouts from throughout the river, he took an inflatable mattress and paddled up the financial institution, adopted by different American GIs. They got here throughout three wounded troopers. He administered morphine and stayed with two of them offering masking hearth whereas the opposite GIs took probably the most wounded again throughout the river.
Finally, he bought the opposite two to security as effectively and continued the combat with the remainder of the howitzer group.
Forrest and Sammy did share an identical damage, nonetheless. Sammy was sadly hit by pleasant hearth within the again and buttocks. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by LBJ precisely a yr later.