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CPL Gordon Maynard Craig
Birth: Aug. 3, 1929
Brockton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1950

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Craig served as a Corporal, United States Army, Reconnaissance Company, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Kasan, Korea, on September 10, 1950. His citation reads-Cpl. Craig, 16th Reconnaissance Company, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. During the attack on a strategic enemy-held hill his company's advance was subjected to intense hostile grenade mortar, and small-arms fire. Cpl. Craig and 4 comrades moved forward to eliminate an enemy machinegun nest that was hampering the company's advance. At that instance an enemy machine gunner hurled a handgrenade at the advancing men. Without hesitating or attempting to seek cover for himself, Cpl. Craig threw himself on the grenade and smothered its burst with his body. His intrepid and selfless act, in which he unhesitantly gave his life for his comrades, inspired them to attack with such ferocity that they annihilated the enemy machinegun crew, enabling the company to continue its attack. Cpl. Craig's noble self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the military service. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
East Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 10, 2003
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CPL Gordon Maynard Craig
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