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Gilbert Georgie Collier
Birth: Dec. 30, 1930
Hunter
Woodruff County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1953

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant (Pointman/Assistant Squad Leader) in the United States Army in Company F, 223d Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Tutayon, Korea on July 19 and 20, 1953, and was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Although suffering from a painful back injury, Sgt. Collier elected to remain with his leader, and before daylight they managed to crawl back up and over the mountainous terrain to the opposite valley, where they concealed themselves in the brush until nightfall, then edged toward their company positions. Shortly after leaving the daylight retreat they were ambushed, and in the ensuing firefight, Sgt. Collier killed two hostile soldiers, received painful wounds, and was separated from his companion. Then ammunition expended, he closed in hand-to-hand combat with four attacking hostile infantrymen, killing, wounding, and routing the foe with his bayonet. He was mortally wounded during this action, but made a valiant attempt to reach and assist his leader in a desperate effort to save his comrade's life without regard for his own personal safety." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  George H. Collier (1895 - 1963)
  Ollie Ruby Coleman Collier (1896 - 1988)
 
 Sibling:
  Gilbert Georgie Collier (1930 - 1953)
  Malis Monroe Collier (1938 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
De Witt Cemetery
De Witt
Arkansas County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7179300
Gilbert Georgie Collier
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Gilbert Georgie Collier
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Gilbert Georgie Collier
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