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

for 
Conspicuous Gallantry
in Action During

The Vietnam War

 

Updated June 2008 

Vietnam War Marine Corps Silver Star Citations
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LACEY, FRED E., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Fred E. Lacey, Jr. (0-64297), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 17, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Lacey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Monroe, Louisiana


LACKEY, IRA E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ira E. Lackey (1933997), Sergeant, 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 July 8, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lackey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


LAGRONE, LEONARD, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leonard Lagrone, Jr. (2297090), Lance 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 July 29, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lagrone upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Marshall, Texas


LAINE, ELLIOT R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Elliot R. Laine (0-50691), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 25 - March 15, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Laine upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Arlington, Virginia


LAKE, BRUCE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bruce R. Lake (0-101584), First Lieutenant, 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 December 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lake upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Harrisville, New Hampshire


LALA, NOLAN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Nolan J. Lala (2135240), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Tractor Battalion, 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, Private First Class Lala upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


LAMB, ALLAN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Allan W. Lamb (0-65948), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Regimental Landing Team 7, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 18 - 24, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Lamb upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Ellensburg, Washington


LAMBRECHT, DONALD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald M. Lambrecht (1931632), 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 September 25, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lambrecht upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Rockford, Illinois


LAMONTAGNE, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward J. Lamontagne (0-54688), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 3d 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, Lieutenant Colonel Lamontagne upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Manchester, New Hampshire


LAMPO, STEPHEN F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Stephen F. Lampo (0-101221), 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 January 31, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lampo upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Neosho, Missouri


LANDES, BURRELL H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Burrell H. Landes, Jr. (0-79715), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 6, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Landes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Topeka, Kansas


LANDRETH, ALFRED F., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alfred F. Landreth, Jr. (2529967), Corporal, 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 on September 9, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Landreth upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Greensboro, North Carolina


LANDRY, DANIEL J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Daniel J. Landry (2098154), Corporal, 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 February 25, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Landry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Newburg, Massachusetts


*LANDRY, EDDIE L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Eddie L. Landry (2035493), Lance Corporal, 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 August 18, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Landry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Gonzales, Louisiana


LANGDON, HOWARD W., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Howard W. Langdon, Jr. (0-102068), First Lieutenant, 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 April 30, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Langdon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina


LANGEVIN, GEORGE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George Langevin (2290384), 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 October 14, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Langevin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Framingham, Massachusetts


*LANGLEY, DAVID F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to David F. Langley (2130678), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company D, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 5 July 1968, during Operation SCOTLAND II, Sergeant Langley volunteered to accompany a small unit assigned to recover a Marine killed in a previous action near the Khe Sanh Combat Base. After advancing approximately 150 meters beyond the defensive perimeter, the unit was suddenly pinned down by heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force entrenched in the surrounding terrain and sustained numerous casualties. Rapidly assessing the situation, Sergeant Langley unhesitatingly left his covered position, ran across the fire-swept terrain to the side of a wounded Marine and immediately administered first aid. Then, while delivering a heavy volume of suppressive fire, he assisted the injured man to a position of relative safety. Ignoring the intense North Vietnamese fire, he fearlessly returned across the hazardous area to assist five Marines pinned down in a bomb crater. After dressing the wounds of one casualty, he began leading the men to a more secure area when he was seriously wounded by sniper fire. Ignoring the pain of his own injury, he fearlessly continued his determined efforts, successfully guiding the Marines out of the perilous area. Subsequently, while attempting to assist other men to a relatively secure area, he was mortally wounded by a sudden burst of automatic weapons fire. His prompt and heroic actions inspired all who observed him and undoubtedly saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Sergeant Langley 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: Washington, D.C.


LANGLEY, WILLIAM D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William D. Langley (2447716), Corporal, 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 May 1, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Langley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


LANHAM, DANIEL L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Daniel L. Lanham (2379976), Lance Corporal, 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 August 29, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lanham upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa


*LANTRY, MERRILL LAGENE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Merrill Lagene Lantry (1993291), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lantry 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


LARAMY, ROBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert E. Laramy (0-92373), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Tactical Air Coordinator, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 22, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Laramy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Stores, Connecticut


LARSON, EDWARD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward D. Larson (2138412), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 19, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Larson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: St. Louis Park, Minnesota


LARSON, STEPHEN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Stephen P. Larson (0-101222), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d 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 Larson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


LASSETER, LEE T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lee T. Lasseter (0-74063), 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 September 11, 1972. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Lasseter upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lake Wales, Florida


LATTING, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles W. Latting (0-77176), Captain, 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 March 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Latting upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cordona, Tennessee


LAU, JAMES
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James Lau (0-85372), First 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 March 4, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lau upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: West Point, New York


LAWRENCE, GEARIE E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gearie E. Lawrence (2460838), Private First Class, 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 April 16, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lawrence upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Falkville, Alabama


*LAWRENCE, JOHN F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John F. Lawrence (2455299), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 30, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lawrence upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


*LAWRENCE, LARRY EUGENE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Larry Eugene Lawrence (2307915), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Sub Unit #1, Headquarters Company, Regimental Landing Team TWENTY-SIX (Forward), Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 June 1967. Lance Corporal Lawrence was serving as Assistant Machine Gunner with a security force on Hill 950, north of Khe Sanh, when an enemy company of superior numbers attacked the vital radio relay position defended by eighteen men with rockets, mortars, grenades and small arms fire. Lance Corporal Lawrence and his team saw a rocket destroy a bunker to their left which was occupied by three men. His own bunker was overrun and enemy grenades seriously wounded his three other team members. They decided to try to make it to the main defensive position, while Lance Corporal Lawrence stayed back to cover for them. Upon seeing his men come under close range fire again, he completely disregarded his own safety as he stood up and drew fire away from the wounded men. He fired point blank at the oncoming enemy only a few meters away and temporarily drove them back, allowing his men to reach safety. While voluntarily exposing himself, he was hit by an explosive device and mortally wounded. By his selfless actions, he saved his comrades from almost certain death, and aided the small force to hold the vital position. Lance Corporal Lawrence's inspiring valor and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Born: March 31, 1948 at Brunswick, Georgia
Home Town: Brunswick, Georgia


*LAWRENCE, MICHAEL J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Michael J. Lawrence (54401671), Private First Class, 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 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lawrence upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Maplewood, New Jersey


*LAWS, BILLY W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Billy W. Laws (2156134), Private First Class, 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 September 26, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Laws upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


LAWSON, ARCHIE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Archie H. Lawson (2241083), Lance Corporal, 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, Lance Corporal Lawson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Grandview, Missouri


LAWSON, CHARLES A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles A. Lawson (1912373), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 6, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lawson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: South Charlston, West Virginia


LAWSON, CURTIS G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Curtis G. Lawson (0-65073), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 533 (VMA(AW)-533), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 25, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Lawson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Elberta, Alabama


LEAF, STEPHEN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Stephen D. Leaf (2389051), 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 March 7, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Leaf upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Hobart, Washington


LEBAUGH, CHRISTOPHER M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Christopher M. LeBaugh (2247724), Lance Corporal, 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 June 26, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal LeBaugh upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Daly City, California


LEBLANC, ROSS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ross A. LeBlanc (2309963), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 7, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal LeBlanc upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Schenectady, New York


LECORNU, JOHN
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John LeCornu (0-81634), First Lieutenant, 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 . By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant LeCornu upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


LEDIN, JERRY W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerry W. Ledin (0-71293), Captain, 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 December 5, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Ledin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Gatos, California


LEE, ALEX
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alex Lee (0-70686), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 4, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Hemet, California


LEE, CLEO E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Cleo E. Lee (1023518), First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 2, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Sergeant Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dayton, Ohio


*LEE, DOUGLAS WAYNE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Douglas Wayne Lee (2112997), 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 March 26, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Winston-Salem, North Carolina


LEE, GEORGE N., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George N. Lee, Jr. (2270446), 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 May 17, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


LEE, GREGORY W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gregory W. Lee (0-82477), Captain, 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 August 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania


LEE, JOHNNIE P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Johnnie P. Lee (2135311), 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 September 14, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lee upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


*LEE, VINCENT B. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Vincent B. Lee (0-19340263), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company I, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During a search and destroy operation on 23 November 1969, Second Lieutenant Lee observed twenty North Vietnamese Army soldiers moving through a tree line forward of his unit. The hostile soldiers, realized they had been detected, commenced retreating. Aware that the rugged terrain would make pursuit difficult and unwilling to allow the enemy to escape, Second Lieutenant Lee quickly began adjusting supporting Marine artillery fire upon all possible routes of egress, then, pinpointing a vantage point from which he could better observe the enemy movement, he rushed across the fire-swept terrain toward the possible observation post but was extensively wounded by fragments from an enemy mine before he could attain his objective. Aware of the possible presence of other explosive devices in the area, he valiantly refused to allow his companions to come to his aid and resolutely continued adjusting artillery fire on the enemy force until he succumbed to his wounds. By his courage, bold initiative, and selfless concern for his fellowmen, Second Lieutenant Lee inspired all who observed him 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: Lawrence, Massachusetts


LEFEFE, ANTHONY T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Anthony T. Lefefe (1976884), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 July 1967.
Home Town: San Francisco, California


LEFTWICH, WILLIAM GROOM, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William Groom Leftwich, Jr. (0-61154), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 4, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Leftwich upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Germantown, Tennessee
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam), 3@ Legion of Merit, 2@ Air Medals, 3@ Purple Hearts


LEGAS, DAVID S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David S. Legas (0-104263), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Helicopter Squadron THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR (HMM-364), Marine Aircraft Group SIXTEEN (MAG-16), FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the evening of 1 June 1970, Fist Lieutenant Legas launched as Pilot aboard a CH-46 transport helicopter assigned the medical evacuation of several Marine casualties who had been extensively wounded by enemy mines. Arriving over the designated location, he hovered low to asses the situation and observed that when the tall elephant grass was parted by the downdraft from his rotor blades, the entire field was literally seeded with mines. Unwilling to risk additional casualties by allowing any member of his crew to walk about in the area, he conceived an imaginative plan whereby one of his men was lowered on a mechanical hoist to where each casualty lay, waited on the spot while the wounded man was lifted into the aircraft, and was then picked up and moved to the next stricken man. For approximately one hour this plan was utilized successfully. Fully aware that the slightest miscalculation on his part could drag a crewman or casualty in the grass and thus detonate other mines, resulting in additional injuries and possible damage to his helicopter causing it to crash land in the minefield. First Lieutenant Legas exercised to the fullest his superb aeronautical ability and with calm deliberation moved his transport slowly over the area, hovering over each casualty with complete steadiness. With the fall of darkness it was necessary for him to utilize his exterior lights both to aid his crewman in his examination of the casualties and to enable him to maintain terrain reference. By so doing, he thus became a vulnerable target for automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fire which enemy soldiers delivered at his aircraft from several different directions. Undaunted by this adversity and the low state of his fuel supply he steadfastly continued his determined efforts until all casualties had been embarked and he was able to direct the transport to the nearest medical facility at DaNang. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, First Lieutenant Legas was instrumental in completing the hazardous and lifesaving mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Ogden, Utah


LEGAUX, MERLIN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Merlin P. Legaux (2144012), Corporal, 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, Corporal Legaux upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana


*LEHOULLIER, PAUL R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Paul R. Lehoullier (2336494), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 5, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lehoullier upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Somersworth, New Hampshire


LENNA, FRANK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frank Lenna (2076091), 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 on August 17, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lenna upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New York, New York


*LENOUE, BRUCE V. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Bruce V. LeNoue (2162858), 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 March 26, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal LeNoue upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Anoka, Minnesota


*LEON, MARIO R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Mario R. Leon (2398690), 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 March 29, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Leon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


*LEONARD, WILLIAM (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William Leonard (30384103), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 14, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Leonard upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Marlborough, Massachusetts


LESHOW, WILLIAM F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William F. Leshow (2073488), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, 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, Corporal Leshow upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


LEWIN, LANNY K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lanny K. Lewin (2337311), 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 October 22, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lewin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


LEWIS, FREDERICK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frederick E. Lewis (0-81635), 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 December 27, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Lewis upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Annapolis, Maryland


LEWIS, WILLIE R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Willie R. Lewis, Private First Class, 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 June 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lewis upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


LIBUTTI, FRANK
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frank Libutti (0-100427), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 2 July 1967.
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina


LIFRED, HUBERT M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Hubert M. Lifred (2355625), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 15, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lifred upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Newark, New Jersey


*LIMONES, JESUS M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jesus M. Limones (2256502), Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 8, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private Limones upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Del Rio, Texas


*LINDE, RICHARD VICTOR (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Richard Victor Linde (2218294), Private First Class, 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 December 21, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Linde upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Miamitown, Ohio


LINDSAY, PAUL T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Paul T. Lindsay (0-105251), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 12, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Lindsay upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


LINDSEY, HENRY J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Henry J. Lindsey (2344236), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 28, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lindsey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


LINKOUS, NOAH R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Noah R. Linkous (2238101), Private First Class, 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 November 2, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Linkous upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


LINN, ORIE O.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Orie O. Linn (2156017), Lance 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 April 30, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Linn upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Greenbelt, Maryland


LINN, ROBERT A., II
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert A. Linn, II (0-106604), Second Lieutenant, 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 November 1, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Linn upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


LIPSCOMB, ROGER D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Roger D. Lipscomb (2034550), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 15, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lipscomb upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: South Charleston, West Virginia


LITTLE, JAMES J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James J. Little (1410063), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, Second Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, on 16 December 1965. Staff Sergeant Little assumed command of his platoon due to the evacuation of the platoon commander. While on a search and destroy mission, Sergeant Little was called upon to rescue another platoon that had been ambushed. With skillful tactical maneuver and inspiring leadership, he cleared a Viet Cong ambush position, killing four enemy guerrillas, wounding one and capturing their weapons and equipment. Continuing the mission and with complete disregard for his own safety, he fearlessly guided his platoon across a bridge and fifty meters of exposed trail. His aggressive action and skillfully directed fire took the enemy by surprise, inflicted heavy damage and forced the enemy to withdraw. His effective actions throughout the day dealt severe blows to the enemy, with minimal Marine casualties, and were instrumental in the successful accomplishment of Operation HARVEST MOON.
Home Town: Willow Springs, Missouri


LIVELY, STEPHEN G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Stephen G. Lively, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 11, 1972. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lively upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Mcalester, Oklahoma


LIVINGSTON, ALASTAIR J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alastair J. Livingston (2133814), Corporal, 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 October 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Livingston upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Willodale, Ontario, Canada


LIVINGSTON, BRUCE B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bruce B. Livingston (2263489), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Livingston upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lorain, Ohio


LIVINGSTON, JAMES EVERTTE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James Evertte Livingston (0-84449), Captain, 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, Captain Livingston upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Born: January 12, 1940 at Towns, Georgia
Home Town: McRae, Georgia
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


LIVINGSTON, LAWRENCE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lawrence H. Livingston (0-107447), 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 April 12, 1972. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Livingston upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bonsall, California


LIVINGSTON, THOMAS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas E. Livingston (2094261), Sergeant, 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 February 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Livingston upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana


LLOYD, EDWARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward J. Lloyd (0-88909), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 22, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lloyd upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


*LLOYD, LOWELL RAY (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Lowell Ray Lloyd (2265956), Corporal, 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 26 May 1967.
Home Town: Woodlawn, Illinois


LOCHRIDGE, WILLARD F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Willard F. Lochridge (0-92140), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 3d Tank Battalion, 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 Lochridge upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Scarsdale, New York


LOCKHART, JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James S. Lockhart, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Amphibious Tractor Driver, Headquarters and Service Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/4, NINTH Marine Amphibious Brigade in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the assault on the heavily fortified and well defended village of Mai Xa Chanh on 2 and 3 March 1968, the amphibious tractor he was driving came under heavy enemy fire seriously wounding the crew chief. He continued forward onto his objective as the enemy fire intensified. As he lowered the ramp to enable the assault troops to disembark, the enemy poured fire into and around the vehicle, wounding a number of Marines including Private First Class Lockhart. After all of the able bodied Marines had moved from the amphibious tractor to assault the enemy's positions, he attempted to raise the ramp and evacuate the wounded, however, a badly wounded Marine lay half off and half on the ramp. Despite his own wound and at great risk to his own life, Private First Class Lockhart crawled forward to the wounded Marine and dragged him into the vehicle. While moving the wounded Marine into the amphibious tractor, Private First Class Lockhart was wounded again by shrapnel and ricocheting bullets. Ignoring his own wounds, he raised the ramp and drove the amphibious tractor to a place of relative safety. Although he was one of the most seriously wounded Marines, he refused treatment until all of the other Marines were removed from the vehicle and treated. By his extraordinary heroism in the face of extreme dangers, unrelenting perseverance, and steadfast devotion to duty, Private First Class Lockhart reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."
Home Town: Topeka, Kansas


LOCKWOOD, ROBERT H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert H. Lockwood (0-69751), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 36 (H&MS-36), in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 28, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Lockwood upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Greenwich, Connecticut


LOFINK, WALTER E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Walter E. Lofink (563664), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 16, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Lofink upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Staten Island, New York


LOGAN, THOMAS E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas E. Logan (2212878), 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 Logan upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


LOGAN, WESTLEY R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Westley R. Logan (0-100436), First Lieutenant, 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, First Lieutenant Logan upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Fulton, Missouri


LOMEN, WILLIAM W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William W. Lomen (2315005), 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 July 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lomen upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


LONG, DONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald E. Long (2222600), Private First Class, 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 February 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Long upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


LOONEY, KENNETH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Kenneth Looney (2213785), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 15, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Looney upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


*LOONEY, PAUL T. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Paul T. Looney (0-89775), 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 May 10, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Looney upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts


LOOP, JAMES S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James S. Loop (0-71973), Major, 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 February 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Loop upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Marino, California


*LOPEZ, ADRIAN SALOME (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Adrian Salome Lopez (2375936), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Third Force Reconnaissance Company, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 16 February 1968, Private Lopez was a member of a reconnaissance patrol operating southeast of Con Thien when they made contact with several North Vietnamese soldiers and during the brief fire-fight, one Marine was wounded. Exposing himself to the enemy fire, Private Lopez provided covering fire while the corpsman administered first aid to the casualty. Subsequently, while moving to a helicopter landing zone to evacuate the casualty, the Marines suddenly came under intense automatic weapons fire from a numerically superior force and sustained three additional casualties. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Private Lopez unhesitatingly directed a heavy volume of automatic rifle fire upon the hostile positions, attracting the attention and fire of the enemy away from the wounded. Moving to the side of a casualty, he ignored the enemy fire impacting around him and assisted in administering first aid. As a medical evacuation helicopter approached the landing site, he assisted a companion in moving a wounded man across forty meters of fire swept terrain to the helicopter. After embarking, he realized that three casualties were not aboard. With complete disregard for his own safety, he jumped from the helicopter in an attempt to rescue the injured men and was mortally wounded by a burst of enemy automatic weapons fire. His bold initiative and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades were an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, exceptional professionalism and steadfast devotion to duty, Private Lopez 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 Martin, California


LOPEZ, DAVID L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David L. Lopez (2341710), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 14, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lopez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Austin, Texas


LOPEZ, FELIX R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Felix R. Lopez (1332115), Sergeant, 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 20, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lopez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


LOPEZ, JOSEPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph Lopez (2344087), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 13, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lopez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New York, New York


*LOPEZ, JOSEPH PAUL (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Joseph Paul Lopez (2135326), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 19 September 1968, Company E was conducting a search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force occupying fortified positions. Reacting instantly, Corporal Lopez maneuvered his squad into an assault position and directed the fire of his men against the hostile emplacements. Alertly observing a North Vietnamese soldier preparing to fire on his comrades, Corporal Lopez fearlessly ran across the fire-swept terrain and, although armed with only two hand grenades, assaulted the enemy's position. After throwing a hand grenade which failed to kill or wound the hostile soldier, Corporal Lopez unhesitatingly leaped into the bunker as the North Vietnamese defender was about to fire upon him and killed the enemy soldier in a fierce hand-to-hand struggle. Continuing his determined efforts, he sighted several wounded Marines in an area exposed to the intense enemy fire. Ignoring the hostile rounds impacting near him, he boldly rushed across the hazardous area and assisted a wounded companion to a position of relative safety. While selflessly moving forward to the rescue of a second Marine, Corporal Lopez was mortally wounded. His bold initiative and sincere concern for the lives of his comrades inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his company's mission. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Lopez 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: Denver, Colorado


LOPIANO, RICHARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard C. Lopiano (2346189), Lance Corporal, 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 February 9, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lopiano upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Samford, Connecticut


LOPINTO, FRANK T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frank T. Lopinto (2253402), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 April 1967.
Home Town: Lyndhurst, New Jersey


LOUCKS, BURDETT W., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Burdett W. Loucks, Jr. (1347464), Gunnery 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 17 august 1968.
Home Town: Palm Coast, Florida


*LOUGH, ROBERT MELVIN, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert Melvin Lough, Jr. (1881709), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Lough upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Moundsville, West Virginia


LOUGHREY, WAYNE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Wayne F. Loughrey (0-89856), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 25, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Loughrey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Woodstock, New York


LOUNSBURY, THEODORE W., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Theodore W. Lounsbury, Jr. (2151661), Lance Corporal, 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 October 30, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lounsbury upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*LOVE, CLARENCE L. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Clarence L. Love (2383315), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company L, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 1 December 1968, during Operation Meade River, Company L was maneuvering across an open area when the Marines came under a heavy volume of sniper, mortar, and automatic weapons fire from a numerically superior hostile force occupying well-concealed emplacements. Separated from the main body of the company, Lance Corporal Love and several companions made repeated attempts to rejoin their unit but were halted by intense enemy fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, he left the relative safety of his covered position and fearlessly commenced crawling toward the command post. As he passed within a few meters of an enemy emplacement, he was seriously wounded by the detonation of a hand grenade and, ignoring his painful injuries, resolutely continued across the fire-swept terrain toward his objective. Upon reaching his platoon commander, Lance Corporal Love steadfastly refused medical attention and, having informed his commander of the tactical situation, began leading a reaction force through the hazardous area to his original position when he was seriously wounded by the explosion of an enemy rocket. By his exceptional courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Love inspired all who served with him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Tyler, Texas


LOVE, DONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald E. Love (0-89672), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 25, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Love upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lafayette, Indiana


LOWDER, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles L. Lowder (0-107449), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 10, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lowder upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Sullivan, Illinois


*LOWERANITIS, JOHN LEON (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John Leon Loweranitis (2052170), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 3, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Loweranitis upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: DuBois, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam), Purple Heart


LOWERY, WILLIAM T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William T. Lowery (2135395), Sergeant, 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 August 12, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lowery upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


LOZANO, SAMUEL H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Samuel H. Lozano (2080080), Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 17, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private Lozano upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa


LUCAS, ROBERT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert D. Lucas (2329712), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 18, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lucas upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dallas, Texas


LUCUS, GARY A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gary A. Lucus (1859141), Sergeant, 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 July 15, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lucus upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cody, Wyoming


LUND, CRAIG L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Craig L. Lund (2361128), 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 May 1, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Lund upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Flagstaff, Arizona


LUND, DEAN T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Dean T. Lund (1572519), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Lund upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Syracuse, New York


*LUNSFORD, GLEN THOMAS (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Glen Thomas Lunsford (2101197), Sergeant, 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 February 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lunsford upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Danville, Virginia
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam), Purple Heart


LUNSFORD, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert L. Lunsford (1608023), Staff 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 February 13, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Lunsford upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Francisco, California


LYLE, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles R. Lyle (2326521), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Combined Action Platoon 1-3-5, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 26, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lyle upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Owensboro, Kentucky


LYNCH, EUGENE A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Eugene A. Lynch (0-79753), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Lynch upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Geneva, New York


LYON, ALFRED E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alfred E. Lyon (0-86886), Captain, 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 3, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Lyon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


LYON, JOHN W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John W. Lyon (0-875797), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 10, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Lyon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Glen Ridge, New Jersey


LYON, THOMAS H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas H. Lyon (1372440), Gunnery Sergeant, 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 September 21, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Lyon upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Vancouver, Washington


*LYONS, JOSEPH WALTER (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Joseph Walter Lyons (2315470), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Lyons upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona


LYONS, PAUL C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Paul C. Lyons (2122037), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 17, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Lyons upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


LYONS, ROGER G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Roger G. Lyons (2369478), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving, with Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine-Amphibious Brigade in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 9 February 196S, Private First Glass Lyons was a member of a reinforced squad conducting a patrol west of Camp J. J. Carroll, Suddenly, the Marines came under intense automatic weapons fire from a well concealed North Vietnamese Army force and, in the initial burst of fire, a wounded Marine fell in an area dangerously exposed to the hostile fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private First Class LYONS unhesitatingly left his position and ran to the side of the injured man. As enemy fire impacted around him, he fearlessly used his own body as a shield to protect the casualty and was mortally wounded. His heroic action and sincere concern for the welfare of his wounded companion were an inspiration to all who observed him. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Lyons upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Amelia, Ohio


*LYONS, WALTER J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Walter J. Lyons (0-100447), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 15, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Lyons 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, Arkansas

 

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