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November 8, 1965 was the date that 1st Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers) engaged over 1200 Viet Cong on Hill 65, War Zone D. The Sky Soldiers lost 48 men killed in action but inflicted over 400 dead on the Viet Cong. For his actions during this engagement, Specialist 6 Lawrence Joel became the first black man since the Spanish American War to receive the Medal of Honor other than posthumously. For more information on SP6 Joel, see http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/l-joel.htm

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