When we gave Adna the inaugural Adna G Wilde Jr Award for Excellence, on 14 October, he recounted the action in which he was wounded. I was not making notes, but this is what I recall (any other reader who was there, please add what you recall of his story): he was shot in the left arm, shoulder, or upper side.
He was not aware that he had been shot, and continued to move his platoon forward toward their objective. It was only after reaching and securing the objective that he had occasion to reach inside his shirt and the hand came out bloody - at that point he realized he had been wounded. He was evacuated for treatment. His silver star was awarded for continuing to press forward while wounded. I had the impression that, since he did not know he had been wounded, he felt the award was a bit inappropriate.
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