From the Desk of Richard Thompson Today, November 11th, Americans commemorate Veterans Day. It’s a day set aside to honor those who have served our Nation in times of war and in times of peace. It’s a day to remember and be thankful that there are men and women who have fought and stand ready to fight to preserve our Freedom. MASTER SERGEANT ROY P. BENAVIDEZ – HIS STORY EXEMPLIFIES THE STORY OF AMERICA His story is the story of America. Born near Cuero, Texas, son of a Mexican father and a Yaqui Indian mother, he was orphaned at an early age. His American story—President Reagan awarded him our Nation’s highest honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor, for his unbelievable heroism in the jungles of Vietnam on May 2, 1968. During six hours of operations he suffered 37 separate bullet, shrapnel and bayonet wounds and saved the lives of at.