GARSON F WHITE
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

GARSON FRANKLIN WHITE

WALL NAME

GARSON F WHITE

PANEL / LINE

32W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

11/27/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SONTAG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lawrence County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GARSON FRANKLIN WHITE
POSTED ON 3.16.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 12.22.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Garson White, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. I researched you on your 75th birthday, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Christmas is in days, Merry Christmas. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2021
POSTED BY: Joseph E Field

Sgt Joseph E Field

Garson Franklin White affectionately known to those who knew and served with him as “Whitey” was my friend from the time we first met in Jan.1968 at Scout Dog school in Ft. Benning Ga. People gravitated to him because of his fun loving personality. Whitey, myself & another Marine, Jim McMains were always together. Four months of Scout Dog school and 2 1/2 weeks stuck in Okinawa. If you found one the others were close by. I was not present at his death but took it hard learning afterwards coming back to DaNang. Fifty odd years later I still miss him
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POSTED ON 12.14.2019

Final Mission of SGT Garson F. White

On February 13, 1969, a U.S. Marine convoy was enroute to Vandegrift Combat Base on Highway QL-9 during a resupply mission when a command-detonated mine destroyed one of the vehicles and halted the convoy near the Cam Lo resettlement Village in Quang Tri Province, RVN. Almost immediately the Marines came under a heavy volume of hostile mortar fire followed by intense small arms fire from a well-concealed North Vietnamese Army force. The security element accompanying the convoy quickly moved to fighting positions and engaged the enemy. During the action, an enemy grenade was tossed into a gulley occupied by three Marines. One of the Marines, LCPL Thomas E. Creek, in an attempt to shield his companions, rolled onto the grenade and absorbed the force of the blast. Creek was fatally injured. Two other Marines, LCPL Daniel L. Henry and SGT Garson F. White, were also killed during the engagement. Three others were wounded requiring medical evacuation. After the battle, the area was searched by a reaction force, but no evidence of enemy casualties could be found. Creek was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, “Command Chronology for 1 to 29 February 1968 - 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines” at ttu.edu, and LCPL Creek’s Medal of Honor citation]
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POSTED ON 2.13.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine Corporal, Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1969

Bronze Star Medal Award

Sergeant White was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for his exemplary courage under fire while serving with the 1st Scout Dog Platoon, H & S Co, 1st MP Bn.
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