Harold B. "Pinky" Durham Jr. would have been 71 today. Durham was a Tifton serviceman who died in Vietnam at 25 years of age. He is buried in Tifton and is Tifton's only Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Donald W. Pipkin was another Tifton soldier in that same battle, suffering machine gun wounds to his left leg. Durham was killed with American forces were ambushed, according to news articles at the time, by the Viet Cong. Pipkin reportedly wrote his parents that the American units moved into a village which was "surrounded by VC with machine guns."