|Col. Walter Joseph Marm|
Some students at the Episcopal School of Knoxville, TN got a visit today
from a well-known guest — retired Army Col. Walter “Joe” Marm, recipient
of the Medal of Honor.
Marm, 71, received the medal for his actions during the Battle of Ia
Drang in November 1965 when he was shot in the jaw while trying to
relieve U.S. troops pinned down by North Vietnamese forces. The battle
was portrayed in the movie, “We Were Soldiers.”
Marm told students from the fifth through eighth grades he still wonders why he lived through the fight.
“I thank God,” he said. “If the bullet had been an inch or two lower,
it would have hit my jugular (vein) and killed me. God has a plan for
you, just like he did for me.”
Marm visited the school to help promote next year’s Medal of Honor
Society convention, which will meet in Knoxville in October 2014.
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