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Citations For
U.S. Marine Corps 
Awards of the Silver Star

for 
Conspicuous Gallantry
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The Vietnam War

 

Updated June 2008 

Vietnam War Marine Corps Silver Star Citations
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GABOURY, LAURENCE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Laurence R. Gaboury (0-68458), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 14, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gaboury upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Taunton, Massachusetts


GAFFNEY, KENNETH M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Kenneth M. Gaffney (2098483), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 29, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gaffney upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Rochdale, Massachusetts


*GAFFNEY, MICHAEL F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Michael F. Gaffney (2323201), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 29, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Gaffney upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


*GAINES, BYRON ADAMS, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Byron Adams Gaines, Jr. (2308724), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 28, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gaines upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida


*GALIANA, RUDOLPH S. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rudolph S. Galiana (2297083), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Gunner in the machine-gun section, Second Platoon, Company I, Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), during operations in the Republic of Vietnam. On 21 April 1967, two companies of the Third Battalion, First Marines were helilifted into the Que Son Valley in the vicinity of Nui Loc Son to reinforce an infantry company that was heavily engaged by a numerically superior enemy force estimated to be of battalion size. The enemy was well-entrenched and delivered highly effective small-arms and mortar fire against the relieving companies. In the ensuing battle, Private First Class Galiana's machine-gun team was positioned to gain fire superiority over the enemy positions that held his platoon's advance to a standstill. Immediately after engaging the enemy his machine-gun team was caught in a cross fire and heavily engaged for the next several minutes. During this time the ammunition supply for the gun became critically low. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Private First Class Galiana stood up in the middle of the cross fire that had already killed or wounded several members of his team and ran from man to man collecting ammunition from the dead and wounded. After he had collected all the ammunition, he ran back to the gun position and passed it to the gunner. As he did so, he was fatally wounded by enemy machine-gun fire. His outstanding courage, daring initiative and valiant fighting spirit were an inspiration to all who observed him, and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Born: April 20, 1947 at Lynwood, California
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


GALINDO, BENJAMIN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Benjamin L. Galindo (2040332), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 30, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Galindo upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Acampo, California


GALINDO, HERMAN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Herman Galindo (2222759), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 19, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Galindo upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: El Paso, Texas


GALLEGOS, CARLOS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Carlos E. Gallegos (2058382), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 7 - 20, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gallegos upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Leadville, Colorado


GALYARDT, ROBERT G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert G. Galyardt (1409591), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 31, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Galyardt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Russell, Kansas


GAMMACK, GREGG L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gregg L. Gammack (0-89587), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMM-361), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 10, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gammack upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


GANDY, WILLIAM G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William G. Gandy (2083735), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Combined Action Group 1-1, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 24, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Gandy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


GARBER, CHARLES P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles P. Garber (0-96730), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Garber upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Sarasota, Florida


*GARCIA, RICHARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Richard Garcia (2251755), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 30, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Garcia upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Galveston, Texas


GARDNER, DONALD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald R. Gardner (0-79807), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 18, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gardner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


GARNER, CECIL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Cecil A. Garner (1306811), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 31, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Garner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Tacoma, Washington


*GARNER, RICKEY D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rickey D. Garner (2139942), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Garner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


GARRETT, CHARLES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles Garrett (1489226), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Garrett upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


*GARRINGER, DAVID F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to David F. Garringer (0-104040), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 22, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Garringer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: San Francisco, California


GARTMAN, JERALD B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerald B. Gartman (0-91496), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM-165), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gartman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lamar, Missouri


GARVEY, VAUGHN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Vaughn D. Garvey (2135957), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 30, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Garvey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Redondo Beach, California


GATES, PHILLIP R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Phillip R. Gates (2326768), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company E, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours of 10 August 1969, while occupying a night defensive position near the Demilitarized Zone in Quang Tri Province, Corporal Gates' platoon came under a vicious ground attack by a North Vietnamese Army company reinforced by sappers utilizing automatic weapons fire, rocket-propelled grenades, and satchel charges. During the initial moments of the assault, the momentum of the enemy movement enabled several of the hostile soldiers to penetrate a portion of the Marines' defensive perimeter and approach the command post. Corporal Gates, armed only with a .45 caliber pistol, vigorously defended his position and killed the advancing sappers with accurate fire. As he exhausted his ammunition, he alertly observed another sapper crawling toward the rear of the command post armed with a satchel charge and, gaining his feet, engaged the hostile soldier in fierce hand-to-hand combat and succeeded in disarming him before he escaped. After dispensing with this threat, Corporal Gates reloaded his weapon and was providing security for the platoon commander and radio operator when he was seriously wounded by fragments from a rocket-propelled grenade which detonated nearby. Steadfastly refusing medical attention, he remained in his dangerously exposed position, despite enemy rounds impacting all around him, and provided covering fire until the North Vietnamese Army unit was defeated. Although suffering pain, he then assisted in administering first aid to his more critically wounded companions and refused to be medically evacuated until all other casualties had been cared for. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Corporal Gates inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Georgetown, Ohio


GATLIN, THOMAS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas Gatlin (1993968), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 12, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gatlin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


GAUGUSH, JEFFREY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jeffrey A. Gaugush (0-91920), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Gaugush upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Francisco, California


GAWLINSKI, STANLEY A., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Stanley A. Gawlinski, Jr. (2323533), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 24, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gawlinski upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Calumet City, Illinois


*GAYER, KENNETH E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Kenneth E. Gayer (2248157), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Gayer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Fresno, California


GELINAS, TIMOTHY K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Timothy K. Gelinas (2163569), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 10, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gelinas upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Woonsocket, Rhode Island


GENTILE, WAYNE M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Wayne M. Gentile (2322369), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gentile upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New Haven, Connecticut


GENTRY, GEORGE H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George H. Gentry, Jr. (0-53634), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 18, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Gentry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Baytown, Texas


GETHERALL, JOSEPH T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph T. Getherall, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Squad Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 22 December 1966. during the early morning hours, Company M was occupying a night defensive position in the area of the Co Bi-Than Tan Corridor, Thua Thien Province. When the Viet Cong 802d Battalion suddenly attacked, Sergeant Getherall unhesitatingly exposed himself to intense small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire as he repeatedly moved across open terrain to control his unit. Although seriously wounded by an exploding mortar round, he steadfastly refused medical evacuation. As the battle raged throughout the night, with most of the enemy ground assaults concentrated in front of his Squad's position, which spread across 50 meters of open terrain, Sergeant Getherall continually exposed himself to enemy fire, disregarding his own safety in order to pinpoint enemy targets, direct fire, re-supply his men with ammunition, and ensure the integrity of the perimeter defense. He personally killed several enemy attackers with his rifle fire, including an enemy soldier who had just thrown a grenade. While warning his men, Sergeant Getherall was able to get to the grenade, pick it up, and throw it back towards the enemy before it exploded. When a Marine went down in the open, Sergeant Getherall realized the gravity of the situation and fearlessly moved across the hazardous open terrain under intense enemy fire and dragged the Marine to safety. Inspired by his selfless courage and aggressive fighting spirit,, his squad repulsed a number of savage attacks while inflicting heavy casualties on a determined and numerically superior enemy force. By his outstanding leadership, resolute determination, and loyal devotion to duty, Sergeant Getherall reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Bernardino, California


GIBBONS, DONALD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald R. Gibbons (1377206), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 9, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Gibbons upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


GIBBS, JOSEPH W., III
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph W. Gibbs, III (0-80147), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 17, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gibbs upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Montrose, Colorado


*GIBSON, PETER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Peter Gibson (2366795), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 10, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gibson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Orlando, Florida


GIBSON, RICHARD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard Gibson (2370606), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 16, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Gibson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


*GIDDENS, LAVON (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Lavon Giddens (2288707), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 3, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Giddens upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


GILES, JERRALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerrald E. Giles (0-77827), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 4, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Giles upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Moscow, Idaho


GILLEY, WILLIAM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William B. Gilley (2090023), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 20, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Gilley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


GILLIS, JAMES E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James E. Gillis (0-58243), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Gillis upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Long Beach, California


*GIORDANO, ANDREW M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Andrew M. Giordano (2206251), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 4 September 1967.
Home Town: Smithtown, New York


*GIRETTI, ANTHONY A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Anthony A. Giretti (0-106806), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 19 March 1969, during Operation Purple Martin near fire support base Neville in Quang Tri Province, Second Lieutenant Giretti's patrol was preparing to provide security for the eastern flank of the company when his Marines came under a heavy volume of small arms fire and hand grenade attack. Observing that a hostile machine gun emplacement was preventing the advance of his men, Second Lieutenant Giretti completely disregarded his own safety as he rushed across the fire-swept terrain and, armed only with a grenade and a pistol, aggressively assaulted and destroyed the enemy position. As he fearlessly moved toward a second objective, he was seriously wounded and knocked to the ground by small arms fire. Steadfastly determined to continue his attack, he was resolutely attempting to rise when he was mortally wounded by the detonation of a hostile explosive device. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in his company's subsequent defeat of the enemy. By his courage, bold initiative and unwavering devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Giretti contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Home Town: Baldwin, New York


GLAENZER, GEORGE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George W. Glaenzer (2065302), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 12 - 14, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Glaenzer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


*GLASS, BILLY W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Billy W. Glass (415826675), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 19, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Glass upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Covington, Tennessee


*GLAWE, THOMAS D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas D. Glawe (2130228), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 16, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Glawe upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Rockford, Illinois


GLEASON, ROBERT J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert J. Gleason (1525006), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 21 March 1966.
Home Town: Santa Rosa, California


GLENN, CLIFFORD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Clifford D. Glenn (1960069), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 20, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Glenn upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bakersfield, California


GLOVER, BOBBY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bobby Glover (1938144), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 28, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Glover upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Little Rock, Arkansas


GLOVER, LEO P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leo P. Glover (0-88701), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 18, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Glover upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania


GOBLE, WOODRUFF C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Woodruff C. Goble (0-95262), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 24, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Goble upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Livingston, New Jersey


GODWIN, SOLOMON H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Solomon H. Godwin (432525883), Chief Warrant Officer 2, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with , in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 31, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Godwin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Hot Springs, Arkansas


GOLUB, RICHARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard M. Golub (2099586), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 6, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Golub upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


*GOMEZ, HAROLD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Harold Gomez (2178660), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 21 February 1967.
Home Town: East Chicago, Illinois


GONZALES, DAVID
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David Gonzales (2348336), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gonzales upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Ventura, California


GONZALES, EDWARDO J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edwardo J. Gonzales (2227946), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 3, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Gonzales upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Sinton, Texas


GOODMAN, EDWARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward M. Goodman (2221603), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM-165), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 12, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Goodman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


GOODRUM, LANCE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lance A. Goodrum (0-93140), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Goodrum upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Paris, Illinois


*GOODWIN, FORREST (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Forrest Goodwin (0-91778), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company L, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 2 March 1967. While participating in a search and destroy mission near Cam Lo, in Quang Tri Province, First Lieutenant Goodwin was assigned the mission of searching a recently discovered North Vietnamese Army base camp. As the Marines moved through the area, they were subjected to a sudden heavy volume of enemy automatic and small arms fire from their direct front. The initial burst of fire inflicted numerous Marine casualties. Instantly reacting to the serious situation, he began organizing his men for an assault on the enemy positions. Fearlessly moving throughout the area despite the intense hostile fire, he shouted words of encouragement to his men and directed their accurate suppressive fire on the enemy. When the platoon was in position, First Lieutenant Goodwin ordered the assault and eprsonally led the attack across twenty-five meters of open terrain swept by vicious machine-gun fire. His inspiring example enabled his platoon to successfully overrun the enemy positions with a minimum of casualties. During this engagement, while courageously leading his men, he fell mortally wounded. By his uncommon courage, inspiring leadership and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Goodwin contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and thereby upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Tylertown, Mississippi


GOODWIN, PAUL B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Paul B. Goodwin (0-86261), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 11, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Goodwin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Portsmouth, Virginia


GOODWYN, BEN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ben R. Goodwyn (0-85210), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 28, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Goodwyn upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Ennis, Texas


GORDON, JAMES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James T. Gordon (0-69896), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 362 (HMM-362), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 19, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Gordon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Odell, Illinois


*GORNEY, JERRY E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jerry E. Gorney (0-93926), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 3 March 1967.
Home Town: Hudson, Ohio


*GORTON, RALPH S., III (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ralph S. Gorton, III (0-103511), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 28, 1967 - May 27, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Gorton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Boise, Idaho


*GOSCH, THOMAS C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas C. Gosch (0-96807), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 21, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Gosch upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Oceanside, California


*GOSE, ELVIN W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Elvin W. Gose (2357960), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gose upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Cumberland, Indiana


*GOSS, JEFFERY A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jeffery A. Goss (2261627), Lance Corporal [then Private First Class], U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in the Republic of Vietnam on 7 February 1968. Lance Corporal Goss was a member of a reaction force assigned to assist a friendly patrol that had established contact with a numerically superior enemy force on National Route One south of DaNang. As the force arrived at the besieged unit's position, they were taken under devastating enemy small-arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire. Observing a wounded machine gunner lying in an area dangerously exposed to enemy fire, Lance Corporal Goss fearlessly ran across the fire swept terrain to the side of the casualty. After picking up the wounded and the machine gun, he began maneuvering toward a Combined Action Platoon's defensive perimeter 400 meters away. As he was brought under intense enemy fire, he placed the injured man in a covered position and began delivering a heavy volume of accurate suppressive fire on the enemy position. Undaunted by the enemy rounds impacting around him, he continued to expose himself to provide covering fire while all the casualties were evacuated. By his bold initiative, gallant fighting spirit and loyal devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Goss reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Orem, Utah


*GRAMMAR, WILLIAM M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William M. Grammar (0-91923), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 20, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Grammar upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


GRANTHAM, JAMES T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James T. Grantham (1951293), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Grantham upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New Roads, Louisiana


GRAVES, FLOYD A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Floyd A. Graves (2115496), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 26, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Graves upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Shreveport, Louisiana


GRAVES, JOEL E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joel E. Graves (2451592), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 3, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Graves upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


GRAVES, PAUL L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Paul L. Graves (2448323), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Graves upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Coral Gables, Florida


GRAY, ALFRED M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alfred M. Gray (0-56067), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with , in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 14, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Gray upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey


GRAY, ANDREW D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Andrew D. Gray (2352191), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gray upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Waterford, Michigan


GRAY, DANNY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Danny R. Gray (2382785), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 10, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gray upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pinto, Texas


*GRAY, GARY G. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Gary G. Gray (184368782), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 26 August 1969, while Company E was conducting a search and destroy operation in Hiep Duc Valley in Quang Nam Province, the Marines came under intense sniper fire from hostile soldiers occupying well-concealed emplacements and sustained several casualties. Observing that the wounded men were pinned down in an exposed area, Private First Class Gray, with complete disregard for his own safety, fought his way across the fire-swept terrain and fearlessly carried one of his injured companions to a covered location where he could receive medical attention and await evacuation in relative safety. Again braving the hostile rounds impacting around him, Private First Class Gray reentered the dangerous area and, detecting one of the enemy snipers' positions, called out the location to his comrades so they could concentrate fire upon it. As he continued to move through the fire toward a wounded Marine's side, Private First Class Gray was mortally wounded by an enemy sniper. His heroic actions and determined efforts inspired all who observed him and saved the life of a fellow Marine. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Gray upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Rimersburg, Pennsylvania


*GRAY, RUZELL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ruzell Gray (2384529), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 31, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gray upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Crockett, Texas


GREEN, MAURICE O. V.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Maurice O. V. Green (0-103516), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 3, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Green upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


GREEN, TERRY ROLAND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Terry Roland Green (2152200), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Assistant Machine Gunner with the Third Platoon, Company E, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, on 20 December 1967, in connection with operations against insurgent Communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam. During a company search and clear operation near Bao An Tay, Lance Corporal Green's platoon was moving to a position from which it could cover the company's advance across an open rice paddy when it was taken under heavy enemy automatic weapons fire. In the initial burst of fire, Lance Corporal Green's machine gunner was wounded. Unhesitatingly assuming duties as gunner, he immediately set up the machine gun and delivered an accurate volume of first on the enemy positions. He effectively suppressed the Viet Cong fire, enabling his platoon and the remainder of the company to safely cross the open area. Continuing its mission, Company E made contact with well-entrenched elements of a Viet Cong battalion. When it came under vicious enemy fire, the point squad of Lance Corporal Green's platoon was halted in the open and suffered three serious casualties. With complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Green courageously crawled forward to the exposed squad's position with extra ammunition. Despite intense enemy fire, he courageously moved his machine gun to a position forward of the pinned down squad and directed extremely effective fire on the enemy positions. Repeatedly exposing himself to heavy Viet Cong fire, he was instrumental in providing covering fire for the evacuation of the wounded. He steadfastly remained in this perilous position until all the casualties had been evacuated and the squad had reached a more secure area. He was among the last to leave the hazardous forward area. His heroism and selfless actions under hostile fire undoubtedly prevented additional casualties to his unit and inspired all who observed him. By his bold initiative, exceptional courage, outstanding professional skill and selfless devotion to duty at great personal risk, Lance Corporal Green upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


GREEN, WILLIAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William F. Green (0-102882), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 29, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Green upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


GREENBERG, GERALD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gerald Greenberg (2105360), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 September 1967.
Home Town: Bradley Beach, New Jersey


GREENBERG, LEROY F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leroy F. Greenberg, Jr. (2121024), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 16, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Greenberg upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Scranton, Pennsylvania


GREENE, BRUCE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bruce A. Greene (0-80216), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 23, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Greene upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama


GREER, JESSE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jesse R. Greer (0-65804), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMM-361), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 3, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Greer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pearl, Mississippi


*GREER, MATTHEW E. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Matthew E. Greer (2142211), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Greer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: East Palatka, Florida


GREGORY, SIMON H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Simon H. Gregory (0-87543), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Gregory upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Utica, New York


GRESS, HOWARD K., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Howard K. Gress, Jr. (0-603053), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 8, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Gress upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Berlin, Pennsylvania


GRIEGO, CRESENCIANO, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Cresenciano Griego, Jr. (2184799), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 28, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Griego upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


GRIFFIN, ALBERT
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Albert Griffin (1441273), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 30, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Griffin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


*GRIFFIN, WALTER J. L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Walter J. L. Griffin (2450222), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company C, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 18 June 1969, Private First Class Griffin's platoon was conducting a patrol in the Khe Sanh Valley, Quang Tri Province, when the Marines came under a heavy volume of automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire from an estimated company-sized North Vietnamese Army force occupying well-concealed emplacements. Although seriously wounded during the initial moments of the fire fight, Private First Class Griffin commenced delivering devastatingly accurate fire against the enemy unit. Resolutely maintaining his exposed position, he enabled his platoon to reorganize and evacuate the injured to a position of relative safety. Steadfastly refusing medical attention, Private First Class Griffin completely disregarded his own painful wounds and continued to fire at the enemy until he was mortally wounded by a hostile hand grenade which impacted near him. His bold initiative and timely actions inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the defeat of the North Vietnamese Army force. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Griffin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Hawkins, Texas


GRIGNON, ANDREW L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Andrew L. Grignon (2253368), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Grignon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pittsfield, Maine


GRIM, THOMAS M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas M. Grim (1938316), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam in December 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Grim upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


*GRIMES, MICHAEL B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Michael B. Grimes (2242452), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 22, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Grimes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: North Hollywood, California


GRINALDS, JOHN SOUTHY
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John Southy Grinalds (0-77793), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 2 - 4, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Grinalds upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Macon, Georgia


*GRIST, WILLIAM A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William A. Grist (2337813), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Radio Operator with Company F, Second Battalion, Third Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours of 28 May 1968, while occupying a defensive position southeast of Khe Sanh, Company F came under heavy attack by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force. During the ensuing fire fight, several Marines were seriously wounded, including Corporal Grist's squad leader. Reacting instantly, Corporal Grist took charge of the unit and directed the deliver of a heavy volume of fire against the enemy. Disregarding his own safety, he skillfully adjusted mortar fire on the hostile force until his radio was damaged by the intense fire. When the enemy soldiers penetrated the company's defensive perimeter near his squad's position, he boldly directed his men to secondary positions. Realizing that his squad leader could not be moved, he fearlessly remained in the hazardous area in order to protect his wounded comrade. Ignoring the enemy rounds impacting around him, he boldly exposed himself to the enemy fire and directed accurate fire upon the attacking North Vietnamese soldiers until he was mortally wounded. His heroic actions and sincere concern for the welfare of his fellow Marines were an inspiration to all who served with him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit, and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal Grist upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Bessemer, Pennsylvania


*GRISWOLD, GARY C. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Gary C. Griswold (2289655), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 14, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Griswold upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Bethel, Connecticut


*GROSS, WAYNE W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Wayne W. Gross (0-105109), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 19, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Gross upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Carroll, Iowa


GROSS, WILLIAM H. E., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William H. E. Gross, Jr. (1152829), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Gross upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bakersfield, California


*GROVE, ROBERT WOODROW (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert Woodrow Grove (306455), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 16, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Grove upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Born: at Spencer, Tennessee
Home Town: Casper, Wyoming
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (WWII), Silver Star (Vietnam)


GROVER, LEWIS
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lewis Grover (2500960), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 9, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Grover upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


GROVES, DONALD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald D. Groves (2409669), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 14, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Groves upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


GRUERMAN, GARY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gary R. Gruerman (2268725), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 17, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gruerman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


GRUNEWALD, BRUCE WALTER (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bruce Walter Grunewald (2286472), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 3d Force Reconnaissance Company, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 21, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Grunewald upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

*GRUNEWALD, BRUCE WALTER (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Bruce Walter Grunewald (2286472), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 3d Force Reconnaissance Company, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Grunewald upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Springfield, Illinois
Personal Awards: 2@ Silver Stars (Vietnam)


GUDJONSSON, GUNNAR
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gunnar Gudjonsson (0-93148), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 25 - 27, 1971. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Gudjonsson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Perrysburg, Ohio


GUINEE, VINCENT J.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Vincent J. Guinee (0-64735), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 9 - 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Guinee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

GUINEE, VINCENT J.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star Medal to Vincent J. Guinee (0-64735), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Guinee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: 2@ Silver Stars (Vietnam)


*GULASH, DAVID J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to David J. Gulash (1898797), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 12 September 1967.
Home Town: Flint, Michigan


GULL, RAWLIN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Rawlin C. Gull (1803308), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 1, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Gull upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


GUM, WILLIAM E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William E. Gum (1812620), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 18, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Gum upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


GUMP, JACKIE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jackie A. Gump (2090264), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 13, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gump upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Coburn, West Virginia


GUNDLACH, RICHARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard M. Gundlach (2479035), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 9, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Gundlach upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


GUNNING, ROGER O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Roger O. Gunning (0-101115), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 13, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Gunning upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: West Lafayette, Indiana


GURROLA, MICHAEL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Michael A. Gurrola (0-86269), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 February 1969.
Home Town: San Diego, California


GUSTAFSON, GORDON A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gordon A. Gustafson (2259807), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 16, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Gustafson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


GUTZWILER, NORMAN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Norman P. Gutzwiler (2251344), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMM-367), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 24, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Gutzwiler upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


GUY, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John W. Guy (0-81309), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Guy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

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