GEORGE V JMAEFF
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

GEORGE VICTOR JMAEFF

WALL NAME

GEORGE V JMAEFF

PANEL / LINE

30W/4

DATE OF BIRTH

08/14/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CANADA

STATE

ZZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE VICTOR JMAEFF
POSTED ON 8.12.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

"Greater love hath no man than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl George Jmaeff, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. I researched you on your 74th birthday, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It's the end of summer. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal George Victor Jmaeff, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2017
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Navy Cross

George Victor Jmaeff
Date of birth: August 14, 1945
Date of death: March 1, 1969
Home of record: Oliver, British Columbia Canada
Status: KIA

George Jmaeff was the ONLY Canadian, serving in the United States Marine Corps, to be awarded the Navy Cross during the Vietnam War. He was one of more than 50 Canadians Killed in Action while serving in the U.S. Military Forces in Southeast Asia.
AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal George Victor Jmaeff (MCSN: 2436055), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company C, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 1 March 1969. While Company C was attempting to seize Hill 484 north of the Rockpile, the lead platoon was pinned down by sniper fire and grenades from North Vietnamese Army soldiers who were acting as mortar forward observers and occupying well-fortified bunkers. Corporal Jmaeff, realizing that a frontal attack would produce excessive Marine casualties, directed three men to provide covering fire and, fully aware of the possible consequences of his daring action, initiated a lone assault on the hostile emplacements. Although seriously wounded by fragments of a hand grenade, he ignored his painful injuries and, resolutely obtaining his objective, destroyed the first enemy position. With the arrival of a reaction platoon, Corporal Jmaeff steadfastly refused medical treatment and continued to direct his men until ordered to receive medical aid. While his wounds were being tended, he observed several Marines injured during a new barrage of mortar fire and, tearing the intravenous fluid tube from his arm, unhesitatingly left his relatively secure location to aid his companions. As he dauntlessly struggled forward in a splendid display of valor, he was mortally wounded by the detonation of a mortar round. His heroic efforts and selfless concern for his fellowmen inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in his unit's securing the objective. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Jmaeff upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: March 1, 1969

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 11.21.2013

With admiration and respect.

Dear Corporal Jmaeff,
I did not have the honor of knowing you, but I believe you were truly a great man. My sincerest gratitude to you for all you gave.
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