US Army Legendary special operations’ Vietnam veteran critically ill with COVID-19

Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, a Special Operations legend and recipient of the Medal of Honor for his “above and beyond” valor in Vietnam, has been listed in critical condition with coronavirus, his foundation announced Thursday.

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

The tightly knit community of 70 living MOH recipients immediately rallied in support of the 86-year-old Adkins, who received the medal from President Barack Obama in 2014 for his actions 48 years earlier in brutal combat in Vietnam’s forbidding A Shau valley. CONTINUE READING THE STORY HERE