LAS VEGAS 2021
Sgt. Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War
Keynote Address: Duty, Honor, Country: The story of Sammy L. Davis, inspiration for the war scenes in ‘Forrest Gump’
Monday, November 1, 2-3 p.m.
A true American hero, Sgt. Sammy Lee Davis earned the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during an all-night firefight during the Vietnam War. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor, awarded by Congress for risk of life in combat beyond the call of duty. Davis will share his story, one which inspired the Vietnam scenes from the movie “Forrest Gump,” during the address. He stresses that “you don’t lose until you quit trying.” Davis will open the floor to questions from the audience following his address. Attendees and exhibitors are invited to hear this inspirational message of bravery and courage.
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