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President Biden Presents the Medal of Honor to Vietnam Veteran Special Forces Soldier Col. Paris D. Davis

By David Vergun
DOD News, March 3, 2023 —

Army Capt. Paris D. Davis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War.

Davis, now a retired colonel, attended a White House ceremony today where President Joe Biden presented him the Medal of Honor.

President Biden fastening the MOH around COL Paris D. Davis collar
COL Paris Davis shakes hands with President Biden after receiving the MOH.

His Medal of Honor citation was read during the ceremony.

While serving as commander of Detachment A-321, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations in South Vietnam, June 17 to 18, 1965, Davis was an advisor to the 883rd Regional Force Company in the vicinity of Bong Son.

Then-CPT Paris Davis 0fficial Army portrait