MSgt Roy Benavidez
Master Sergeant Raul Perez “Roy” Benavidez spent his adolescence working a series of odd jobs in Cuero, TX before enlisting in the National Guard in 1952. He would later join the Army and earn his Green beret before being deployed to Vietnam. It was here that he earned the Medal of Honor for risking his own life to rescue wounded soldiers and recover the body of a fallen soldier and the classified information he was carrying.
You can find Benavidez’s autobiographical books about his experiences here:
The Three Wars of Roy Benavidez
Medal of Honor: One Man’s Journey From Poverty and Prejudice