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George W. Dunaway

Date of birth: July 24, 1922
Date of death: February 6, 2008
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Virginia, Richmond

During World War II, George Dunaway served with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team in France as a platoon sergeant. Serving in combat a second time during the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Silver Star. He became the 2d Sergeant Major of the Army, serving from 1968 to 1970. He retired in 1970, and died February 6, 2008, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Major of the Army George W. Dunaway, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Sergeant Major of the Army from September 1968 to September 1970. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Major Dunaway culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: September 1968 - September 1970

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant Major of the Army

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Major George W. Dunaway, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant Major

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Major George W. Dunaway, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant Major