my uncle served in nam. his whole group as ambushed/captured and almost all were killed. almost. the enemy walked up to every american soldier and put a bullet in the back of their heads. luckily they shot a little low on my uncle and shot him in the neck. paralyzing him from the neck down and leaving him to die with his buddies. when he was found they assumed he was dead like the others. a nurse just happen to notice his eyes moving and they acted fast to save him. this is him receiving one of his 2 purple hearts He learned to walk again and became a marathon jogger years later. he sustained a gunshot to the pancreas and will always be a diabetic but at least he is still alive. after the war he took a job with the city of hampton va which he is now retired from but still stayed on as a grant writer for the hampton city schools. he is my hero. happy veterans day uncle pete.