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Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins loses battle with coronavirus at 86


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(AP)Adkins had been hospitalized in critical condition at East Alabama Medical Center after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in late March, according to the Birmingham News.ALVIN TOWNLEY: CORONAVIRUS STRIKES MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT – WHOSE STORY IS A REMINDER OF DUTY AND SERVICEHe spent 20 years in the Army, 13 as a Green Beret.He deployed to Vietnam three times, his heroic efforts in one 1966 battle later recognized in 2014 with the awarding of the Medal of Honor. He was in there for three weeks, and they never quit working on him,” he said.He said his father should be remembered not just for his heroism in Vietnam.“We want his legacy to not only be his life in the military, but what he did afterwards; how he went on to school, gained an education, started a local business, and especially his support of the community,” the son said.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAdkins is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Adkins, and is survived by one daughter and two sons, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inboxSubscribedYou've successfully subscribed to this newsletter!This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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