Louis Rocco

 

 

 

Age: 63

 

Summary: Vietnam War hero who saved three men from a burning helicopter and helped carry them thru the jungle even though he had a broken hip, fractured wrist and badly burned hands, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery by Gerald Ford in 1974.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: November 13, 1938

 

Died: October 31, 2002

 

Location: San Antonio, Texas