Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris earned his Medal of Honor during one of two tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret. Crossing enemy lines and taking three shots to his chest and arm, he singlehandedly destroyed enemy barracks, all to retrieve the body of team sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Hagen. Morris’ motto: “You got to do what you got to do.” After this act of valor, he was recommended for consideration for the Medal of Honor, but it would be decades before the honor was bestowed.

Hear Morris’ story after receiving an unexpected call from the President of the United States.

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