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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:07 AM

Beloved Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins critically ill and hospitalized with COVID-19

Diana Stancy Correll


Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins has been hospitalized due to COVID-19, the Bennie Adkins Foundation announced Thursday evening.

Adkins, 86, is critically ill, the foundation reports.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit home,” the Foundation said in a Facebook post. “Bennie has been hospitalized and is critically ill with COVID-19 respiratory failure. We ask for your thoughts and prayers.”

Adkins, a retired command sergeant major, earned the Medal of Honor in September 2014 for his service during the Vietnam War. He was first drafted into the Army in 1956 and went on to serve with the Special Forces for 13 years and complete three tours in Vietnam.

While he was assigned to the Army’s Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces, 1st Special Forces during his second tour in Vietnam, then-Sgt. 1st Class Adkins was involved in 38 hours of close-combat fighting near Camp "A Shau” on March 9, 1966.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/coronavirus/2020/03/27/beloved-medal-of-honor-recipient-bennie-adkins-critically-ill-and-hospitalized-with-covid-19/

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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:09 AM

1. I wish him the best.

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