’67 Harlandale HS graduate inducted into Legion of Valor

HHS honors Milton Lee in the Legion of Valor

ISD officials, veterans and students attended a special ceremony Thursday morning at Harlandale High School in honor of Private First Class Milton Arthur Lee’s induction into the Legion of Valor.

The Legion of Valor is one of the most unique and prestigious veteran organizations in existence today.

PFC Lee graduated from Harlandale High School in 1967 before enlisting in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. It was in April of 1968 when PFC Lee courageously lost his life while administering medical aid to his Army unit.

For his extraordinary heroism, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor (posthumously). President Richard M. Nixon presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to his grandmother, Mrs. Frank Campion, in the White House on April 7, 1970.

During the ceremony, retired Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Don Mason, a Navy Cross recipient and present San Antonio chapter commander of the Legion of Valor, shared the Legion of Valor history before officially presenting the Legion of Valor membership certificate and unveiling the Legion of Valor Banners and Vignette in honor of PFC Lee.

All the attendees, which included former Harlandale HS Class of 1967 graduates, applauded in honor of PFC Lee’s bravery and heroism. The ceremony was held on Feb. 28, 2019, which would have been PCF Lee’s 70th birthday.

 

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