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 and joining Sigma Pi, 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. The ASU ROTC department's  ( Wikipedia article )


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George Sisler
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Arkansas State University


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South Vietnam

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