The Digital Journalist
© Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum / VIETNAM at PEACE / Trolley Books
David Christian was the most decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, seen here showing off his war wounds for the camera. He was twice nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for 30 days under enemy fire. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for using a bayonet to knock out six enemy machine guns. He twice received the Silver Star for valor, and he received a Bronze Star. He was awarded the Air Medal for 25 combat assaults in "hot" landing zones - plus seven Purple Hearts.