I am re-posting Ed Keenan's post as I am unable to share it. It stands as a reminder that some of the people in our lives have done amazing things, even if we don't know it.
Thank you Tommy I'm glad you got the recognition... you deserve and I'm proud to know you.
Finally, 46 years later, a wrong was made right by the United States Army. Paramedic Tommy Giorgi, FDNY-EMS (Ret), Vietnam Veteran, and one of the best Paramedics this job ever had, is being awarded the Silver Star, for gallantry in action, while in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, in a squad sized element against over 200+ Vietnamese combatants. He was one of 5 men to survive the assault. Tommy was shot, and burned over 35% of his body after taking rocket propelled grenade fire. Tommy, I cannot thank you enough for the sacrifice you made for this country, but most important, for those you fought with. In the end, thats all it comes down to. Those you served with. Tommy, I raise my glass to you, those you made it out with, and to those you served with who never made it home. Salute.