On 1- Feb- 2019 Major Edward Wright USMC (Retired) received The Silver Star for action on 21-Aug-1967. At the time of the action he was Lt. Wright, a platoon leader with Lima Co. 3/3 and was tasked with leading a 30 man reaction force sent to rescue an Army convoy and, other Marines from his company that were ambushed by an NVA unit. As they advanced and engaged the enemy the fight turned into close combat and ultimately hand to hand. Lt. Wright ordered his men to “Fix Bayonets” and continued the fight. It,s times like these that make the Vietnam War not seem so long ago. You want to know what combat vets are? There you have it! Those Marines are combat vets!