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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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#308: Best of Come and Take It: Roy P. Benavidez

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Sgt. Benevides has been in the news recently, with support to rename Fort Hood in his honor. We thought this would be a good time to pull this gem from the archives and shine some light on this Texan hero. Roy Benavidez left behind the poverty of his south Texas home town of Cuero for a career in the U.S. Army Special Forces. An incredible act of heroism would make him one of the most decorated American soldiers of the Vietnam War, earning him the Medal of Honor and ensuring his place as one of Texas greatest heroes.

Before we begin… Who is a great actress some people may not know is from Texas?

A diagram documenting the wounds Benavidez recieved in his famous action. Jim Bowie would be impressed.

Diagram of MSgt. Roy Benavidez' injuries

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