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Distinguished Speaker Series: Roger Donlon 

When: Wed., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. 2013
Phone: 719/549-2687
Price: Free
www.colostate-pueblo.edu/speakers

Roger Donlon was the first man to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, but the acknowledgment pales in comparison to Donlon's experience earning it. When the Nam Dong base was attacked by surprise in the early hours of July 6, 1964, Donlon suffered a series of injuries while running or crawling through the camp to aid and encourage his men. Most notably, a mortar blast punctured his abdomen; Donlon stuffed his wound with a scrap of his shirt and went on, eventually helping the U.S. fend off more than 900 attackers with only 300 or so soldiers. Hear Donlon tell more of his story at 7 tonight, for free, at CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd., tiny.cc/4w256w). — Edie Adelstein

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