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Sgt Gabriel Ralph "Gibby" Alamo
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1918
Lyndhurst
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1964, Vietnam

The President of the United States presented the Distinguished Service Cross, (Posthumously) to Gabriel Ralph Alamo, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection, with military operations, involving an opposing armed force, in the Republic, of Viet Nam, on 6, July 1964. As a team Sergeant, serving with the United States Army, Special Forces, Detachment A-726, at Camp Nam Dong, Sergeant Alamo, displayed bravery, fortitude and perseverance, when a reinforced Viet Cong, battalion, suddenly launched a full scale, pre-dawn attack, on the Camp. During the violent battle, that ensued, lasting five hours and resulting, in heavy casualties on both sides, he participated with outstanding effectiveness, in defending the installation. Upon the initial onslaught, he promptly directed a radio operator to transmit a message, requesting support and then rushed into a blazing building, to assist in the removal, of weapons and ammunition. Ignoring the burns he received, while in the burning structure, he then ran through a hail of enemy gunfire, to a 60-mm., mortar position and set the weapon for firing. As he noticed the enemy, attempting, to breach the main gate, he again dashed through a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire, to abort the hostile action. Although he sustained a serious wound, in this courageous action, he reached the gate and prevented entry, of enemy troops. Despite his wound, and intense grenade attack, he reached the 60- mm., mortar pit, refused evacuation for medical treatment, and directed the fire of the 60-mm., mortar, while simultaneously manning, a 57-mm., recoil less rifle. Undaunted by the vicious enemy assault, he remained, at his battle position and defended the camp, until mortally wounded by the enemy.

MSGT Alamo was from Lyndhurst, NJ He is listed on the Wall on Panel O1E Line 57


 
 
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  Edna E McGhee Powell (1934 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
NEW JERSEY
MSGT CO C7 SP FORCES GP
WWII KOREA VIETNAM
DSC _ PH
 
Burial:
Lafayette Memorial Park
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Deborah Alamo
Originally Created by: P. Bible
Record added: Jul 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39440409
Sgt Gabriel Ralph Gibby Alamo
Added by: Deborah Alamo
 
Sgt Gabriel Ralph Gibby Alamo
Added by: Deborah Alamo
 
Sgt Gabriel Ralph Gibby Alamo
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-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 5, 2014
GABRIEL RALPH ALAMO MSGT - E8 - Army - Regular Special Forces Length of service 22 yearsCasualty was on Jul 6, 1964In , SOUTH VIETNAMHOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYGUN, SMALL ARMS FIREBody was recovered Panel 01E - Line 57
- Scrappy
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
GABRIEL RALPH ALAMOArmy - MSGT - E8Age: 45Race: CaucasianSex: MaleDate of Birth Nov 18, 1918From: LYNDHURST, NJReligion: ROMAN CATHOLICMarital Status: Married
- Scrappy
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
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