| In August of 1964, a young man named
John J. Rambo joined the United States Army, a legend in the making.
Though he was barely 18 years old at the time, Rambo demonstrated a
unique temperament and an aptitude for unconventional warfare skills,
which led to his acceptance into the Special Forces. He received
training as a light weapons specialist and medic, as well as
qualifications in airborne operations and linguistics. The young Rambo
was sent to Vietnam, where as a part of a close-knit, highly skilled
guerilla warfare team, he was credited with 59 confirmed kills and was
awarded two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, four Purple Hearts, the
Distinguished Service Cross and the Congressional Medal of Honor.