It was the Alamo in Vietnam
It Was “Maj. Collier’s Alamo”
The VFW national membership has approved a resolution to support retired Army officer William Collier for heroic actions in Vietnam that occurred in September 1972.
William (Bill) Collier, who resides in Columbia, South Carolina is a member of the Northeast Presbyterian Church Combat Veterans Support Group where his actions come to light during discussions. Members of the Group, especially retired Marine Col. Steven Vitali, thought that Colliers actions rose to the level of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Military.com has this to say:
Then-Maj. William Collier was one of just two Americans and 120 South Vietnamese troops at the Duc District Headquarters in Quang Ngai Province when it was attacked Sept. 16, 1972, by up to 1,000 North Vietnam Army soldiers.
Collier, who retired as a colonel, was awarded the Silver Star for his leadership and bravery, though there has long been a belief his actions were worthy of the nation’s highest honor, said Joe Davis, spokesman for the VFW.
The VFW’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee on Sunday easily passed the resolution that was approved on Monday by members gathered this week in Louisville for the organization’s annual convention.
Read the Rest of the story: VFW Backs Vietnam Vet. William Collier to Receive MoH.