KARL G TAYLOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

KARL GORMAN TAYLOR

WALL NAME

KARL G TAYLOR

PANEL / LINE

37W/70

DATE OF BIRTH

07/14/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

AVELLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washington County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KARL GORMAN TAYLOR
POSTED ON 5.25.2015
POSTED BY: John Lissoway

My 41st OCS platoon Sgt.

Sgt. Taylor, you were tough but fair on us....especially on the drill field, where you would say "right oblique or I'll strike!" for those of us with two left feet...

I was honored to again meet and briefly visit with you in Nam, just before I was wounded and you were killed in Operation Meade River, late 1968.

You were a Marine's Marine in every way--and today, Memorial Day 2015 I again salute you for your service and for your ultimate sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Karl Gorman Taylor, 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 2.27.2012
POSTED BY: Nam Vet

Exceptional Valor , Medal Of Homor recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Richard M. Nixon awarded posthum- ously the Medal of Honor to the family of SSgt. Karl G. Taylor during a joint-service ceremony at the White House on February 16, 1971.

SSgt. Taylor was cited for his courage and inspiring leadership on De- cember 8, 1968 during Operation Meade River when he charged across an open rice paddy toward an enemy machine gun position. Firing a grenade launcher as he ran and in full view of the enemy, SSgt. Taylor succeeded in reaching the machine gun bunker and silenced the enemy fire moments before he fell mortally wounded.

At the time of his death, he was serving as Company Gunnery Sergeant, Company 'I', 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment. SSgt. Taylor had been in the Marine Corps since January 1959 and was serving his second tour in Vietnam.

SSgt. Taylor was the husband of the former Shirley Ann Platt and the father of two sons, Karl G., Jr., 7, Kevin G., 4, and a daughter, Sheryl A., 8. Mrs. Taylor and the children live in Avella, Pa. His parents are Mr. Arthur G. Taylor of Jessup, Md., and Mrs. Anna H. Taylor of Can- ton, Ohio.
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POSTED ON 12.21.2011
POSTED BY: Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak

To Put A Photo With A Name

Karl, thanks to Larry Bresselsmith, who provided me with your photo, it is with great pride and humility that I am able to upload it to your profile so it will be proudly displayed each and every year on your birthday when the Education Center is built. It is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and I do so to honor you and your memory and the sacrifice you made for our country. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war. God Bless You, Karl, for being who you were and all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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POSTED ON 10.8.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Karl is buried at Independence Cemetery, Independence, Washington County,PA. MOH PH
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