In 1964, Roger Donlon was a captain in the Green Berets and became the first soldier to receive the MOH during the Vietnam War. In July, his team of 12 Americans was tasked with training South Vietnamese civilians to fight insurgent Vietcong. They were attacked by a two-battalion force of Vietcong. Donlon got his men into a defensive position. During the battle, he was wounded multiple times while directing his men but still managed to direct mortar fire that eventually caused the Vietcong to withdraw. Every survivor of the battle received a Silver or Bronze Star. Roger Donlon was awarded a Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor. His was the first MOH of 238 that were awarded in the war. Donlon has written two books: Outpost of Freedom and Beyond Nam Dong.
This Roger Donlon History Mug is part of the Medal of Honor series.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.