Clipped From Express and News
to Nam Friday unfurl in a the Medal Asked For Hero Of Assault WASHINGTON (AP) - Spec. 5 Jesse A. Pyle of Marina, Calif., killed in Viet Nam on Feb. 7, was recommended Friday for the Medal of Honor Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa. Scott suggested the posthumous award in a letter to Secretary of the Army Stephen Ailes. Â· The scope of the tragedy at Pleiku, South Viet Nam, on 1 Feb. 7, Scott said, overshadowed Pyle's heroism. He surprised the Viet Cong Invaders before they had planted all their explosives and by opening fire on them caused the premature detonation of the charges. ."He caught the full blast of one of these charges, but his alert and fearless action saved an untold number of American lives," Scott wrote.