Independence Day: Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch

07.04.18 | Terese Main

He is one of 71-living Medal of Honor Recipients.  Listen as United States Army Veteran Gary Beikirch shares his powerful story of redemption--both in the midst of a Vietnam jungle, and in Jesus Christ.  You can hear more from him this Sunday, July 8th at First Bible Baptist Church in Hilton, NY.  He will be speaking in the 8:30am and 10:30am services.  There will also be an honor guard and patriotic music.  Find out more at

Beikirch was born in Rochester, NY in 1947.  He joined the Army during his second year of college, with an interest in becoming a Green Beret.  After basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, he attended jump school at Fort Benning, GA.  He completed his Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, NC and left for Vietnam in July of 1969.

He was award the medal for continuing to rescue the wounded despite intense fire.  He also kept treating others despite being seriously wounded during a battle at Dak Seang Camp, Vietnam.  The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military decoration.  Beikirch received the distinction from President Richard Nixon on October 15, 1973.


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