SMN Gollie Leo Grant

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SMN Gollie Leo Grant

  • Birth 4 May 1944 Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 1966 Vietnam
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot SECTION O SITE 2485
  • Memorial ID 8963484

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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  • Created by: Dolores Maxwell
  • Added: 21 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8963484
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Gollie Leo Grant (4 May 1944–19 Sep 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8963484, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dolores Maxwell (contributor 46617533) .