Badass Report: Pfc Lewis Albanese

Another Badass Report: On this day dec 1st, in 1966 in Vietnam, Pfc Lewis Albanese, U.S. Army, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, earned the Medal of Honor. His platoon was under heavy rifle fire attack. Pfc Albanese saw additional fire coming from a well-concealed ditch on the left flank and seeing the imminent danger to his comrades, he fixed bayonet and attacked silently into the ditch, killing the sniper. The ditch turned out to be an organized complex of enemy trenches and disregarding the danger to himself he moved along the trench, killing 6 more snipers! Now out of ammo, he continued to attack with his bayonet in hand-to-hand combat, and was mortally wounded after killing 2 more enemy soldiers. His actions saved the lives of many members of his platoon who would have fallen to the sniper fire from the ditch, earned him the Medal of Honor, and qualify him as a true badass!

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