George K. Sisler Military Person

George k sisler

George Kenton Sisler (September 19, 1937–February 7, 1967) was a United States Army intelligence officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War. After attending Arkansas State University, Sisler joined the Army from his birth city of Dexter, Missouri in 1964. By February 7, 1967 was serving as a first lieutenant in the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. On that day, when his unit came under heavy enemy attack in the Republic of Vietnam, Sisler organized the defense, rescued a wounded soldier, and single-handedly attacked an enemy position before being mortally wounded. For his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Sisler, aged 29 at his death, was buried at Dexter Cemetery in his hometown of Dexter, Missouri. He was a 1964 graduate of Arkansas State College (now Arkansas State University) with a degree in education. He was a member of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Corps. He was also famous for his toughness, once parachuting while having a broken bone.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 19th, 1937
United States of America
Date of death
February 7th, 1967 at age of 29
Place of death
South Vietnam


1. Arkansas State University Colleges/University

Arkansas State University (also known as ASU, ASTATE or "stAte") is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state's second largest college system and third largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 800 acres (3.2 km) on Crowley's Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. The university marked its centennial year in 2009.

Type Public school
2010. 9.64 mil. $
Institution colors
2105 E. Aggie Road, 72401 - Jonesboro, Arkansas
2010. 10,051
2009. 10,024
2010. 3,364
2009. 2,132
Acceptance rate
2010. 63.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 6.93 K $
2010. 6.64 K $
2009. 6.37 K $
2008. 6.37 K $
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People attended Arkansas State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1937., American football head coach
b. 1941., Politician
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1948., Wrestler
b. 1944., Diplomat
b. 1967., Olympic athlete
b. 1980., American Football Defensive tackle
b. 1970., Athlete

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
United States Army

Military conflicts participated

Vietnam War


November 1st, 1955


April 30th, 1975

Wikipedia article

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. The Viet Cong, a South Vietnamese communist common front aided by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People's Army of Vietnam engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units to battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes.


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