Roy Benavidez: The Lazarus Soldier

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Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

This is the extraordinary story of Master Sergeant Raul ‘Roy’ Benavidez, the Lazarus soldier, and of his three lives. This outstanding individual never surrendered in the face of adversity, from childhood to military life. Those who know his story mostly remember him for a six hour Calvary, during which, to great personal sacrifice he held at bay an entire battalion of North Vietnamese infantry to save eight wounded comrades. But how did he get there? And what happened afterwards?

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Source/Further reading:

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Benavidez-s-children-share-memories-8638998.php
https://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/04/us/roy-p-benavidez-recipient-of-medal-of-honor-dies-at-63.html
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Benavidez-s-children-share-memories-8638998.php
https://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/04/us/roy-p-benavidez-recipient-of-medal-of-honor-dies-at-63.html