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 12.8.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you SSGT Karl Gorman Taylor

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Karl Gorman Taylor, for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you SSGT Karl Gorman Taylor, for a job exceptionally well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 5.27.2002
POSTED BY: Phil Hartranft

I Knew You When ..

I knew you when you were a young squad leader with A-1-6, 2d MarDiv and I was an even younger BAR man fresh out of boot camp. You made a lasting impression on me then, so it was no surprise to me when I found out you had been awarded the MOH and the reason for it. Rest in peace now my friend ....
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POSTED ON 2.10.2001
POSTED BY: JOE LAPLANTE

MY SQUAD LEADER IN C/1/1 AND G/2/3

KARL WAS MY SQUAD LEADER WHEN I FIRST WENT IN TO MY FIRST
INFANTRY UNIT. WE WENT THROUGH LOCK ON AND DEPARTED TOGETHER FOR OUR 13 MONTH TOUR IN 1964. WAS IN VIET NAM WITH KARL IN 1965. HE WAS A FINE MARINE AND A GOOD LEADER AND A GOOD FRIEND.
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POSTED ON 1.27.2000
POSTED BY: Dennis L. Beene

MEDAL OF HONOR

SSGT Karl G. Taylor
received the
Medal of Honor
for his conspicuous gallantry
on the night he was killed.


Dennis "DOC" Beene


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POSTED ON 10.10.1999
POSTED BY: Ex-Cpl Lee A. Coddens,USMC 242

Citation-CMH

KARL G. TAYLOR
Staff Sergeant
United States Marine Corps

Citation

Staff Sergeant Karl G. Taylor
United States Marine Corps

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and
beyond the call of duty while serving as a Gunnery Sergeant during
Operation MEADE RIVER in the Republic of Viet Nam on the night of 8
December 1968. Informed the the commander of the lead platoon had been
mortally wounded when his unit was pinned down by a heavy volume of enemy
fire, Staff Sergeant Taylor along with another Marine, crawled forward to
the beleaguered unit through a hail of hostile fire, shouted encouragement
and instructions to the men, and deployed them to covered positions. With
his companion, he then repeatedly maneuvered across an open area to rescue
those Marines who were too seriously wounded to move by themselves. Upon
learning that there were still other seriously wounded men lying in another
open area, in proximity to an enemy machine gun position, Staff Sergeant
Taylor,accompanied by four comrades, led his men forward across the
fire-swept terrain in an attempt to rescue the Marines. When his group was
halted by devastating fire, he directed his companion to return to the
company command post; where-upon he took his grenade launcher and ,in full
view of the enemy, charged across the open rice paddy toward the machine
gun position, firing his weapon as he ran. Although wounded several times,
he succeeded in reaching the machine gun bunker and silencing the fire from
that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded. Directly instrumental
in saving the lives of several of his fellow Marines, Staff Sergeant
Taylor, by his indomitable courage, inspiring leadership, and selfless
dedication, upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the
United States Naval Service.

Richard M. Nixon
President of the United States


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