2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2022 2:32 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking 1st Aviation Brigade GO for Bronze Star Dated 9 or 10 April 1968

    Michael McGown Newbie



      I am seeking a copy of a 1st Aviation Brigade General Order for award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism with date of the general order being 9 April 1968 or 10 April 1968 that was awarded for valor in Vietnam. The citation reason in part "was a January 26, 1968 incident in which during a mortar and infantry attack on his base, he proceeded immediately through a hail of enemy fire and exploding mortar rounds to join his men" and then, on three occasions during the "three hours of intense fire, he voluntarily ran the gauntlet of murderous fire to get additional ammunition and weapons for his men."


      Awarded during: Vietnam War Record Group 472

      Date of General Order: 9 April 1968 or 10 April 1968

      Date of Action: 26 January 1968

      Headquarters Authority: 1st Aviation Brigade

      Soldier's Name: McGowan, Gary


      Around award date 14 April 1968 there could be an amendment of original general orders.



      Michael McGowan