Gordon M. Craig

Gordon Maynard Craig
Gordon Craig
Medal of Honor recipient Gordon Craig
Born August 1, 1929(1929-08-01)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Died September 10, 1950(1950-09-10) (aged 21)
Near Kasan, Korea
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service -1950
Rank Corporal
Unit 16th Reconnaissance Company, 1st Cavalry Division
Battles/wars Korean War
Awards Medal of Honor
Purple Heart

Gordon Maynard Craig (August 1, 1929 – September 10, 1950) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on September 10, 1950.


Awards and decorations

Cpl Craig's awards include:

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 16th Reconnaissance Company, 1st Cavalry Division

Place and date: Near Kasan, Korea September 10, 1950

Entered service at. Brockton, Mass. Born: August 1, 1929, Brockton, Mass.

G.O. No.: 23, April 25, 1951.


Cpl. Craig, 16th Reconnaissance Company, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. During the attack on a strategic enemy-held hill his company's advance was subjected to intense hostile grenade, mortar and small-arms fire. Cpl. Craig and 4 comrades moved forward to eliminate an enemy machine gun nest that was hampering the company's advance. At that instance an enemy machine gunner hurled a hand grenade at the advancing men. Without hesitating or attempting to seek cover for himself, Cpl. Craig threw himself on the grenade and smothered its burst with his body. His intrepid and selfless act, in which he unhesitantly gave his life for his comrades, inspired them to attack with such ferocity that they annihilated the enemy machine gun crew, enabling the company to continue its attack. Cpl. Craig's noble self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the military service.[1]

See also


  1. ^ ""GORDON M. CRAIG" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/koreanwar.html. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 


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