These Servicemen Are The Most Decorated In American History

“Danger 79er”

Hollingsworth in the field
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During the Vietnam War, Hollingsworth became well-known by his radio call sign “Danger 79er.” He is credited as the commander who led the victory at the Battle of An Loc, a relentless 66-day battle that proved to be a huge victory for South Vietnam.

For his numerous years of service and wars fought, he was awarded four Distinguished Service Medals, four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Legion Merits, the Soldiers Medal, and six Purple Hearts. He also went on to become the commander of the U.S. Army of Alaska.