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Gregory Allen Fronius

Date of birth: November 3, 1959
Date of death: March 31, 1987
Place of Birth: Ohio, Painsville
Home of record: Greensburg Pennsylvania
Status: KIA


Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Salvadoran Civil War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Staff Sergeant Gregory Allen Fronius, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the 3d Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), in El Salvador, on 31 March 1987. On that date, pro-Cuban guerrillas of the Marxist group Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front launched a well-planned, early morning attack on the base camp at El Paraiso, El Salvador. Staff Sergeant, an advisor serving at that base camp, rallied the defense in action that resulted in many casualties among the attacking forces, before he was himself mortally wounded. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: March 31, 1987

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)