GySgt QUANG HO
Posted By: QUANG X HO 04-18-12
Shortly after departing a platoon firm base and proceeding south toward Phase Line Grace, 1st Platoon entered an alley and encountered an immediate heavy volume of small arms and machine gun fire. In the opening seconds of the engagement, three Marines were seriously wounded as the well positioned and expecting enemy pinned others down. On contact, Gunnery Sergeant Quang Ho rushed from the rear of the platoon column toward the kill zone and immediately deployed a machine gun team into the alley to provide suppressive fire on the enemy.
After several attempts to reach casualties in the alley were met with heavy, well-aimed machine gun fire, he showed total disregard for his own safety by moving across the alley and successfully extracting the first of three wounded Marines from the kill zone. Aware of the fact that there were still two wounded Marines in the alley, Gunnery Sergeant Quang Ho dashed through the heart of the kill zone two more times, each time braving intense enemy fire to successfully retrieve a Marine. After extracting the last casualty from the kill zone, he assisted in the treatment and medical evacuation to these Marines. His quick thinking and aggressive actions were crucial in saving the lives of two of the three casualties.
Gunnery Sergeant Quang Ho actions of heroism exemplify the Marine Corps Values on which their institution was founded upon, making him a true American hero. Besides the Navy medal Gunnery Sergeant Quang Ho has received numerous awards and medals, including the Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia ,Bronze Star ,Navy/Marine Corps Madel, Purple Heart Medal,AIR Medal,Combat Action Ribbon with Star Navy/ Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 1award star ,Navy/ Marine Corps Achevement Marine Corps with 1award star ''V'',Navy Unit Commendation 1service star,Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ,Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal 2 service stars,National Defense Service Madal 1service star,Navy Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon,Iraq Campaign Medal 3 award stars ,Afghanistan Campaign Medal ,Global War on Terrrism ExpeditionaryMedal ,Global War on Terrrism Service Medal,Airforce/Navy Meritorious Uni Citation,Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment 3 award stars .
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