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Sacrifice is what Milton Olive III was all about! As a Pfc. in the Vietnam War, he and four other soldiers were moving through a Vietnam jungle together when a grenade was thrown into their midst. Pfc. Olive saw the grenade, and then saved the lives of his fellow soldiers at the sacrifice of his own life by grabbing the grenade in his hand and falling on it to absorb the blast with his body. Through his bravery, unhesitating actions, and complete disregard for his safety, he prevented additional loss of life or injury to the members of his platoon. Milton Olive III was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor because of his sacrifice. Thanks to him, other soldiers got to come back home safely. What a soldier!