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On this day: December 5

Published On: Dec 05 2012 12:00:34 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Mozart and Monet die, the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition is ratified, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins, and O.J. Simpson heads to prison, all on this day.

OTD December 5 - Roger Donlon
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U.S. Army Military History Institute

1964: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Capt. Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War. Donlon is also the first member of the Special Forces so honored. On July 6, 1964, Donlon led a successful effort to repel an attack by two battalions of Vietcong forces on an outpost at Nam Dong, about 15 miles from Vietnam's border with Laos.

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