In January 2019, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) inducted 20 special operators and Medal of Honor recipients into its prestigious Commando Hall of Honor.
The honorees represent military personnel from all branches except the U.S. Coast Guard. The actions that led to their induction span across decades of American small and large military engagements. There are, for instance, inductees who fought in World War II, Vietnam, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Today we recognize Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley, Jr., the
first African-American Special Forces Soldier to receive the nation’s highest
award for valor, the Medal of Honor. Ashley assisted in the rescue of SF Soldiers trapped at Camp Lang Vei during the Tet Offensive, FEB 1968. pic.twitter.com/0EmmLTGRCn
— USASOC (@USASOCNews) February 4, 2019