Troy University alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins died from COVID-19 related respiratory failure. He was 86.
The Bennie Adkins foundation announced on March 26 that Adkins had been hospitalized after he became critically ill with COVID-19 respiratory failure.
A Vietnam War veteran, Adkins was a native of Opelika, Alabama earned his Bachelor’s degree from then-Troy State University, Montgomery in 1979 and subsequently earned two Master’s degrees from Troy.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in 2014.
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