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 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL George Victor Jmaeff, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.12.2013
POSTED BY: Bill Newby

Best Friend

George was and still is my best friend,I went through boot camp and ITR with him we spent most of our leaves at my house in Redondo Beach Califorina ,my family loved him , I miss George , I loved him like a brother , I miss him and think about him every day

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POSTED ON 5.11.2011

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 10.24.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

George is buried at Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery in Osoyoos, BC, CAN. NC BSV PH
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POSTED ON 3.17.2010
POSTED BY: A Marine

Navy Cross Citation

Navy Cross

Awarded posthumously 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: 1-Mar-69



Service: Marine Corps



Rank: Corporal



Company: Company C



Battalion: 1st Battalion



Regiment: 4th Marines



Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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