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Sergeant William Wayne Seay, U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient.
Printed on sleeve: Born Brewton, Alabama, Oct. 24, 1948. Moved with his family to Pensacola, graduated from Escambia High. Entered military service at Montgomery, Alabama in Jan. 1967. He went to Vietnam with the 87th Transportation Co., reassigned to the 62nd Trans. Co. On a resupply mission near Ap Nhi, his convoy was ambushed and struck by rocket, machinegun and automatic weapons fire. When forced to stop he got behind the wheels of a vehicle loaded with ammunition. He killed two enemy soldiers as they approached the convoy and a sniper in a tree. When a grenade landed under an ammunition trailer he left his cover and threw the grenade back, killing 4 more. He did the same thing again. He stood up and fired on the enemy, saving the lives of the other men, but was mortally wounded by a sniper. Buried in Weaver Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.
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Sergeant William Wayne Seay, U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient. 1900 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/146168>, accessed 1 February 2023.
Sergeant William Wayne Seay, U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient. 1900 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/146168>