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Frederick Ferguson was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Hue, South Vietnam, January of 1968. After making a harrowing flight through intense enemy fire Ferguson, escorted by three helicopter gunships that also volunteered for the mission, landed in a South Vietnamese Army compound in Hue during the Tet offensive. Their mission was to rescue the crew of a helicopter that had been shot down earlier that day. While loading the wounded crew Ferguson's helicopter came under mortar fire. With a wounded crew chief, badly damage helicopter, and no ammunition Ferguson still executed the successful rescue of the five crew members.
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