Vietnam-war era Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Col. Wesley Fox will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, according to the Marine Corps.
Fox had a storied Marine career that spanned 43 years with multiple tours of duty in Vietnam and the Korean War. He passed away at the age of 86 on Nov. 24, 2017.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1971 by President Richard Nixon during a White House ceremony for his heroic actions in Vietnam on February 22, 1969, while serving as a company commander for Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
While operating in the A Shau Valley, Quang Tri Province, then 1st Lt. Fox’s company “came under intense fire” from a concealed enemy force, his Medal of Honor citation reads.