Scottsboro native heroically aided fellow soldiers in Vietnam

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This U.S. Army veteran is a native of Scottsboro, Alabama and entered service from Jackson County.

On February 11, 1971, Jimmy D. Wilson was serving as a rifleman in the Hau Duc District in the Republic of Vietnam. With complete disregard for his personal safety Specialist Wilson braved intense volumes of enemy automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades to place accurate and devastating suppressive fire onto the well concealed enemy emplacements.

Maneuvering across the battlefield he aided his fallen comrades and resupplied his fellow soldiers with adequate ammunition. His timely actions were instrumental to the success of his unit’s mission. For his actions on that date, Jimmy D. Wilson was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.

Source: Madison County Military Hall Of Heroes

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