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    Posted November 12, 2015 by
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    Veterans Day Ceremony Award

     
    Veterans Day in Falmouth MA, Army Sgt. Ronald Teixeira received a Silver Star at the event for his heroism in Vietnam. The Silver Star Medal is the militaries third highest award for valor. U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, presented Robert Teixeira with the award for his brave and selfless actions protecting a resupply convoy in Vietnam. Enemy forces attacked the armored personnel carrier Teixeira was riding in, destroying it and wounding him and several of his crewmen. Rather than seeking medical treatment for himself, he returned enemy fire and assisted other wounded soldiers until a medevac helicopter came to their aid. While lifting off from the landing zone the helicopter was shot down by an enemy rocket, and Teixeira continued to risk his life pulling his fellow soldiers from the wreckage and defending their position until the survivors were evacuated.
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