GARY L MCKIDDY
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

GARY LEE MCKIDDY

WALL NAME

GARY L MCKIDDY

PANEL / LINE

11W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

04/01/1950

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MIAMISBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARY LEE MCKIDDY
POSTED ON 3.20.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.6.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant [the Specialist Fourth Class] Gary Lee McKiddy, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant McKiddy distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 6 May 1970, while serving as crew chief/door gunner in Troop C, 1st Squadron (Airmobile), 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. When his aircraft came under intense enemy fire, it received several damaging hits causing the helicopter to crash and burn. Sergeant McKiddy was thrown free of the aircraft, but he immediately returned to carry the observer away from the wreckage. Displaying conspicuous bravery, he returned in an attempt to save the pilot but the aircraft's fuel cells exploded, mortally wounding the courageous soldier. His gallant action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/24539
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POSTED ON 3.26.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 71st birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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

I'll get down to Highland Memorial Cemetery to pay my respects.

HOOAH...You did good
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POSTED ON 8.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear FSGT Gary McKiddy, Thank you for your service as a Supplyman, and for your Medal of Honor. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.18.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Clark Semler

Thank You

Dear Gary- although we did not know each other well, as I work with classmates of the class of "68 from Twin Valley North, I am in awe of your bravery. You will be remembered, always.
God Bless
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