Leonard Bernard was a platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and saw plenty of action.
"I saw a lot of combat," said Bernard. "We had 96 guys in my company and in 6 months 48 were killed."
It was June 20, 1967 when he suffered massive head and chest injuries while fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. He spent the next year in hospitals and was finally able to come home. At that time, the anti-war movement was escalating with everyone from college students to celebrities criticizing the government for a war that seemed unwinnable.