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06 Sep 2019 3:57 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 3:04 p.m. PST

… But He Took Over 90 Enemy Soldiers With Him

"The medical personnel of the armed forces are often unsung heroes. They serve and protect like every other serviceman, but are not often awarded the Medal of Honor. One of the exceptions to this is Ben L. Salomon, a US Army dentist turned surgeon who served during WWII.

Benjamin Salomon was already a dentist when he was drafted into the Army as an infantry private in 1940. His dental knowledge was not all that Salomon had to offer the army. During rifle and pistol qualifications he was rated an Expert Marksman. He also had medical knowledge which could be used during battlefield surgery…"
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