Medal of Honor
SSG Laszlo Rabel
13 November 1968
UNITED STATES ARMY
173rd Brigade (Airborne)
Republic of Viet Nam
LASZLO RABEL, UNITED
STATES ARMY, 74th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Patrol), 173d Airborne
Brigade, distinguished himself while serving with Team Delta near Binh Dinh
Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 13 November 1968. At 1000 hours, Team Delta was in a defensive perimeter
conducting reconnaissance of enemy trail networks when a member of the team
detected enemy movement to the front. As
Sergeant Rabel and a comrade prepared to clear the area, he heard an incoming
grenade landing in the midst of the teamís perimeter.
With complete disregard for his life, he threw himself on the grenade
receiving the complete impact of the explosion and averting the loss of life or
injury to the other members of Team Delta.
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