PMC Alumnus & Vietnam Veteran Receiving Consideration for Congressional Medal of HonorJuly 1, 2010
Larry Liss, a 1963 Pennsylvania Military College alumnus, flew 650 helicopter combat missions in Vietnam more than 40 years ago. He earned many medals, including three Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor. A documentary, “Helicopter Wars,” that has aired internationally and will run on the Smithsonian Channel in the states in November, features Liss prominently. A movement is growing, and has the support of several Congressmen, to award Liss the Congressional Medal of Honor, the “highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed” upon a member of the U.S. military. For more on his story, see a feature article and video about him from the Daily Local News of Chester County, or watch footage of his interviews for the documentary on YouTube.