Author: Sammy Lee Davis
Title: You Don’t Lose ‘Til You Quit Trying Lessons on Adversity and Victory from a Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient
Print Length: 285
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
The inspiring true life story of Vietnam veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and veterans advocate Sammy Lee Davis. On November 18th, 1967, Private First Class Daviss artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At twenty-one years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body. Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated. His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honorthe ceremony footage of which ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump. You Dont Lose Til You Quit Trying chronicles how his childhood in the American Heartland prepared him for the worst night of his lifeand how that night set off a lifetime battling against debilitating injuries, the effects of Agent Orange and an America that was turning on its veterans. But he also battled for his fellow veterans, speaking on their behalf for forty years to help heal the wounds and memorialize the brotherhood that war could forge. Here, readers will learn of Sammy Daviss extraordinary lifethe courage, the pain, and the triumph.