27 FEB 2017 at The PENTAGON
During an event hosted by the US Army Chief of Staff, General Mark A Milley, MSG Henry F Beck USA (Ret) was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon. While members of the MSG Beck’s family and friends looked on, the Chief of Staff cited the actions in Vietnam while with the 327th Infantry of the 101st Division which resulted in MSG Beck’s award of the Distinguished Service Cross.
During MSG Beck’s career with the US Army, he also served with the 5-0th Infantry and the 5th Group of the Special Forces. He was also a Pathfinder instructor.
The ceremony was held in the Hall of Heroes within the Pentagon.
Also in attendance, was the Secretary of the Army, many active duty Soldiers including the Commander and Command Sergeant Major of the 327th Infantry Battalion from Fort Campbell plus several members of the Special Forces Association, Chapter XI – Washington Capital Region.
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The Distinguished Service Cross
The Distinguished Service Cross was established by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by Act of July 25, 1963), 10 U.S.C. 3742. It is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing Armed Force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his comrades.