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SMN Gollie Leo Grant
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Birth: May 4, 1944
Old Fort
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1966, Vietnam

Hospitalman
B CO, 1ST BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Navy
CITATION
FOR AWARD OF THE

NAVY CROSS

TO
HOSPITALMAN
GOLLIE LEO GRANT

For extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1966 as a corpsman with Company B, First Battalion, 26th Marines, Third Marine Division in connection with operations against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam. When the lead squad came under intense automatic-weapons and sniper fire from well-concealed enemy positions during the approach to Gia Binh Village in Quang Tri Province during Operation PRAIRIE, Hospitalman Grant unhesitatingly ran forward and moved approximately twenty-five yards through deadly enemy fire to aid the wounded. While moving toward the nearest wounded Marine, he himself was struck by small-arms fire. Ignoring his painful wound, he courageously continued his advance by crawling toward his wounded comrade. As he was applying a battle dressing to the man, Hospitalman Grant was wounded a second time by enemy fire. Continuing to administer first aid, he selflessly completed the treatment and directed the casualty to friendly lines. As he proceeded toward another injured Marine, Hospitalman Grant was mortally wounded by a third enemy round. His professional skill, great personal courage and inspiring devotion to duty at the risk of his own life undoubtedly saved the life of one Marine and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Oscar Lyle Grant (1910 - 1985)
  Eula Callie Morgan Grant (1918 - 2000)
 
 Siblings:
  George Roger Grant (1939 - 1996)*
  Ross Grant (1941 - 2015)*
  Gollie Leo Grant (1944 - 1966)
  Mary Ann Grant Hall (1949 - 2012)*
  Roy Vestal Stephen Grant (1954 - ____)*
  Hoyte Glen Grant (1958 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION O SITE 2485
 
Created by: Dolores Maxwell
Record added: Jun 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8963484
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- Kerstin
 Added: May. 4, 2017
Navy Corpsman Gollie Leo Grant is honored on Panel E10, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
- Steve
 Added: May. 4, 2017
Remembering you today on your birthday for your service and sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace Navy Corpsman Gollie Leo Grant. Rest in peace.
- Steve
 Added: May. 4, 2017
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