What happened concerning VietNam on Nov 81965?
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