General John Livingston served with distinction and received many awards and honors during his 33 year Marine Corps career which included 2 tours in Vietnam. On 2 May 1968 during an assault on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do as Commanding Officer of Company E, then Captain Livingston earned the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry for his selfless actions which resulted in the lives of several of his fellow Marines being saved. He would also receive the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained that day after twice being struck by grenade fragments. He would be wounded a third time during the assault, but remained exposed to enemy fire in an effort to save his men. General Livingston continues to serve his country today.
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