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SF-TX
12-29-2012, 12:34
Forty-five years after his death, MSG Snowden will receive the Silver Star.

GEORGETOWN —

Ben Snowden enlisted in the army in 1954 at age 17 while he was still in Georgetown High School. Twelve years later, he was on his third tour of duty in the Vietnam War when he tried to rescue several soldiers under fire on a patrol in Laos.

The helicopter that he was on had to hover about eight feet from the ground because tree stumps prevented it from landing. Snowden, a member of the special forces who was 6 feet 6 inches tall, reached down to grab a soldier being lifted up by a commander.

He never made contact. An enemy shot him several times in the chest with a machine gun, and Snowden died instantly. It was June 15, 1967...

Link (http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local-military/georgetown-veteran-slain-in-vietnam-to-receive-med/nThK4/)

PRB
12-29-2012, 13:16
Good deal. Good man.

Richard
12-29-2012, 14:07
Project Omega - Snowden Hall @ CCC.

RIP, warrior.

mark46th
12-29-2012, 19:38
RIP, MSG Snowden...

JJ_BPK
12-29-2012, 22:02
RIP MSG Snowden, Vaya con Dios..

voxtel
04-09-2013, 15:02
Is this the gentleman after whom the you-know-whose HQ building is named?