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The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL to

SERGEANT GEORGE E. HIGHT, JR.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

 

for outstanding achievement in the superior performance of his duties in the field of leadership achievement as set forth in the following CITATION:

"While serving with the Third Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam from 20 February to 13 September 1968, Sergeant HIGHT performed his duties in an exemplary and highly competent manner. As Tactical Air Control Party Chief, he displayed outstanding leadership and initiative despite extremely adverse conditions and the difficulties of a combat environment. Distinguishing himself by his consistently high level of efficiency, he materially enhanced the operational effectiveness and combat readiness of his unit. , Prior to his unit's deployment to the Republic of Vietnam, he instituted a comprehensive training program for his inexperienced personnel which greatly enhanced their proficiency and enabled his section to provide outstanding tactical air control support to the battalion during numerous combat operations. As a result of his diligence and seemingly unlimited resourcefulness, he gained the respect and admiration of all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. Sergeant HIGHT's outstanding professional ability, untiring determination and steadfast devotion to duty throughout reflect great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps and the Naval Service.

Sergeant HIGHT is authorized to wear the Combat "V".