Five African American War Heroes
Clifford Chester Sims
Clifford Chester Sims grew up an orphan and at one point lived in an abandoned school bus. It was humble beginnings for a man who would later earn a Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country in the Vietnam War. On February 21, 1968, after tripping a hidden booby-trap, Sims saved his squad by throwing his body on top of the bomb and absorbing the shock. The certificate that accompanied his Medal of Honor saluted Sims for his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty."