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Roy Benavidez: A Testimony of Valor

Charlie Wingard

Charlie Wingard

Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson and Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi

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Take a few minutes of your Memorial Day to listen to the story of Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez.

Truthful, earnest, and orderly speeches, backed up by the speaker’s physical and moral courage, compel an audience’s attention.

Seargeant Benavidez exemplifies each of these virtues as he speaks after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. Of the many speeches I showed my rhetoric and debate students at Westminster Christian Academy, this one became a class favorite.

After President Reagan’s summary of his battlefield valor, Mr. Benavidez speaks.


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