This Day in History: Former POW Jon R. Cavaiani receives a Medal of Honor

On this day in 1974, a soldier receives the Medal of Honor from President Gerald R. Ford. Staff Sgt. Jon R. Cavaiani had stayed with his men, even after he’d been directly ordered to leave. He managed to save almost everyone in his platoon—except himself. Cavaiani found himself wounded and on the run for days […]