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Gordon Maynard Craig

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Medal Of Honor, Korea

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During the attack on a strategic enemy-held hill Corporal Craig's company's advance was subjected to intense hostile grenade mortar, and small-arms fire. Corporal Craig and four comrades moved forward to eliminate an enemy machinegun nest that was hampering the company's advance. At that instance an enemy machine gunner hurled a hand grenade at the advancing men. Without hesitating or attempting to seek cover for himself, Corporal Craig threw himself on the grenade and smothered its burst with his body. His intrepid and selfless act, in which he unhesitatingly gave his life for his comrades, inspired them to attack with such ferocity that they annihilated the enemy machinegun crew, enabling the company to continue its attack.

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