GARY G HAHN
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

GARY GORDON HAHN

WALL NAME

GARY G HAHN

PANEL / LINE

31E/46

DATE OF BIRTH

07/19/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SAN GABRIEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY GORDON HAHN
POSTED ON 8.16.2020
POSTED BY: Jack Berryhill

A-3-3

Brother , I remember you very well and have several remembrances of you while we went through basic training. I just learned of your making the supreme sacrifice. You were at bien hay and I was up at the DMZ at the same time. Sleep well!
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POSTED ON 8.16.2020
POSTED BY: Jack Berryhill

A-3-3

Brother , I remember you very well and have several remembrances of you while we went through basic training. I just learned of your making the supreme sacrifice. You were at bien hay and I was up at the DMZ at the same time. Sleep well!
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POSTED ON 7.19.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Gary Gordon Hahn, Served with Company A, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Gary Hahn,
Thank you for your service as a Carpentry & Masonry Specialist. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.6.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Gary Gordon Hahn
Date of birth: July 19, 1943
Date of death: December 6, 1967
Place of Birth: Iowa, Sioux City
Home of record: San Gabriel California
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant [then Specialist Fourth Class] Gary Gordon Hahn (ASN: US-56697359), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 6 December 1967 while serving as a squad leader with Company A, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light), in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, while participating in a search and destroy operation, Specialist Hahn was leading his squad along a tree line when two Viet Cong soldiers were observed in the dense underbrush. Immediately placing fire upon the insurgents' position, Specialist Hahn deployed his men and began a flanking assault on the enemy. Simultaneously, the main body of Specialist Hahn's unit began to receive intense fire from a battalion size Viet Cong force in strongly fortified bunkers and was unable to move. Leading his men to the enemy's flank, he directed the placement of such an intense volume of fire that the pressure on his beleaguered comrades was relieved, enabling them to regain the momentum of their assault. He courageously led his squad through the enemy fire in an assault against the hostile force until he was struck in the arm by small arms fire and thrown to the ground. He continued to move forward, firing his weapon and urging his squad members in their assault. Throwing grenades in an attempt to overrun an enemy bunker, he was again thrown to the ground when struck by enemy automatic weapons fire. Weakened by his wounds and unable to rise, he dauntlessly crawled forward, firing as he moved. He had advanced to within fifteen meters of the enemy position when he was struck by enemy fire a third time and mortally wounded. As a result of his inspiring leadership and gallant actions, his squad continued in the attack until the enemy bunker was destroyed. Specialist Fourth Class Hahn's gallantry in action and dedication to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 1476 (December 28, 1967)

Action Date: December 6, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light)
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