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Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Col. Lewis Millett, U.S.A. (Ret.)

Colonel Lewis Millett, U.S.A. (Ret.) was a U.S. Army officer serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In 1951, he led his company in a bayonet charge against the North Koreans. Despite being wounded in the charge, Colonel Millett refused medical evacuation until the enemy combatants withdrew. Millett was awarded the Medal of Honor for his leadership in the charge. He later served as an intelligence officer in Vietnam, advising anti-guerilla programs targeting the Viet Cong. In 2000, Colonel Millett was awarded the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom.