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Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr
Birth: Jul. 14, 1939
Laurel
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1968, Vietnam

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)in the United States Marine Corps in Company I, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines Regiment, 3d Marine Division (Rein) FMF. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 8, 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Upon learning that there were still other wounded men lying in another open area, in proximity to an enemy machine-gun position, S/Sgt. Taylor, accompanied by four comrades, led his men forward across the fire-swept terrain in an attempt to rescue the marines. When his group was halted by devastating fire, he directed his companions to return to the company command post; whereupon he took his grenade launcher and, in full view of the enemy, charged across the open rice paddy toward the machine-gun position, firing his weapon as he ran. Although wounded several times, he succeeded in reaching the machine-gun bunker and silencing the fire from that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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Independence Cemetery
Independence
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 07, 2003
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Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr
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Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr
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Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr
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