Earned Nation's Highest Award for Valor during Vietnam
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Staff Sergeant David C. Dolby, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away this morning in Spirit Lake, Idaho at age 64.
Sergeant Dolby was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, Company B, 1st battalion (Airborne) 8th Cavalry.
President Lyndon B. Johnson presented Staff Sergeant David Dolby with the Medal of Honor—the highest award given to those who acted with uncommon, selfless courage—on Sept. 28, 1967 for his actions on May 21, 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam.
His actions of unsurpassed valor during 4 hours of intense combat were a source of inspiration to his entire company, contributed significantly to the success of the overall assault on the enemy position, and were directly responsible for saving the lives of a number of his fellow soldiers. Sgt. Dolby's heroism was in the highest tradition of the U.S. Army.
Funeral services are pending.
There are 87 recipients alive today.
About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by Congress in 1958 and consists exclusively of the living recipients of our nation's highest award for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor. Those who wear this light blue ribbon and Medal around their neck are "recipients" of this prestigious award; they are not "winners." Although it is common to refer to the Medal as the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is simply named the Medal of Honor, although, as stated, the Congress did establish the Society as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Society