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Peter S. Griffin


Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Peter S. Griffin (ASN: RA-12681459), United States Army, for gallantry in action from 7 June to 11 June 1966, while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company A, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. During this period Private First Class Griffin's unit was engaged in continuous military operations involving conflict with an armed enemy force near Dak To, Republic of Vietnam. The acts of extraordinary heroism repeatedly displayed by Private First Class Griffin while engaging a numerically superior enemy force in close combat with both rifle fire and hand grenades contributed immeasurably to the prevention of the unit positions being overrun and the defeat of the enemy forces. Particularly noteworthy were his actions on the final night of conflict when unit members were hit after being ambushed by the enemy forces and he carried a severely wounded comrade throughout the night until contact was made with friendly forces. Private First Class Griffin's actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 14 (April 11, 1997)

Action Date: June 7 - 11, 1966

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company A

Battalion: 2d Battalion (Airborne)

Regiment: 502d Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade

Division: 101st Airborne Division