Arthur Barriett Cornwall III

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I was wounded on Feb. 22, 1968. We had come to a clearing divided by a stream. The APC stopped, we dismounted and checked for land mines. It appeared clear and after boarding the APC we drove 5 feet and ran over a land mine. The investigation afterwards indicated it was an American bomb used as a booby trap which lifted and flipped our APC two and two and one half times in the air. I remember being thrown through the air thinking I had lost my legs. When I landed on the ground my legs were paralyzed and gave orders to set up a perimeter. I was put on medical helicopter and sent to Da Nang’s medical triage hut. I was awarded the Purple Heart.
We honor you Arthur Cornwall III.

(#Repost @National Purple Heart Hall of Honor)

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