Spirit Lake Medal of Honor Recipient Passes Away at 64 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spirit Lake Medal of Honor Recipient Passes Away at 64

SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - Staff Sergeant David C. Dolby, who earned the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam passed away Friday morning in Spirit Lake, Idaho at age 64.

Sergeant Dolby was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, Company B, 1st battalion (Airborne) 8th Cavalry.

President Lyndon B. Johnson presented Staff Sergeant David Dolby with the Medal of Honor--the highest award given to those who acted with uncommon, selfless courage--on Sept. 28, 1967 for his actions on May 21, 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam.

His actions of unsurpassed valor during 4 hours of intense combat were a source of inspiration to his entire company, contributed significantly to the success of the overall assault on the enemy position, and were directly responsible for saving the lives of a number of his fellow soldiers. Sgt. Dolby's heroism was in the highest tradition of the U.S. Army.

Funeral services are pending.

There are 87 recipients alive today.

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