Medal of Honor Recipient Visits Alabama Law

September 1, 2017

Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, a Medal of Honor recipient, spoke to Alabama Law students and faculty this week about his military training and experience.

Adkins of Opelika, Alabama, was honored in 2014 for his actions in Vietnam’s A Shau Valley. As a 32-year-old sergeant first class, Adkins was among a handful of Americans working with troops of the South Vietnamese Civilian Irregular Defense Group at Camp A Shau when the camp was attacked by a large North Vietnamese and Viet Cong force on March 9, 1966.

The event was sponsored by Alabama Law’s Military Law Society. For more information about Adkins, please visit the Bennie Adkins Foundation.