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GEORGE WALTON POST 371

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Official Website of George Walton Post 371

41 N. Lakeview Drive, P.O. Box 125, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026

Jack's Wall

Please join us this Sunday, July 21st at 1pm,
for the dedication of Jack's Wall

in memory of Jack McGraff, who passed
away on March 23, 2024.  Jack was a
dedicated Legionnaire and Legion Rider.
HE WILL BE MISSED!

 

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POST 371
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ELCOMES YOU 

Our Mission:

- Provide Military Veterans and their Families
with camaraderie and support.

- Provide our community with resources
and guidance to foster American ideals,
civic pride, and prosperity.

 

Please take a few moments to browse our various categories
to find out what is happening in and around Post 371. 
 Feel free to call (856.783.7327) or email any questions or comments.

Thank you for visiting us.
Howard Secrest, Post Commander

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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL of HONOR
The Medal of Honor stands as the United States' most prestigious military award for valor in action.
More than 150 years since its creation, the significance of the Medal remains undiminished.
Inscribed within it are the core values that each recipient exhibited in their defining moments—

bravery, courage, sacrifice, and integrity.

A distinguished award presented only to the deserving, the Medal tells a story of its own.


ERNEST EDISON WEST
KOREAN WAR
U.S. ARMY


   PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

UNIT: 2D SQUAD, 3D PLATOON, COMPANY L,
3D BATTALION, 14TH INFANTRY REGIMENT,
25TH INFANTRY DIVISION

PLACE: NEAR SATAERI, KOREA

OCTOBER 12, 1952

Out of the 41 million who have served in the U.S. military, the Medal has been presented to only 3,511 service members.
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Pfc. West distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He voluntarily accompanied a contingent to locate and destroy a reported enemy outpost. Nearing the objective, the patrol was ambushed and suffered numerous casualties. Observing his wounded leader lying in an exposed position, Pfc. West ordered the troops to withdraw, then braved intense fire to reach and assist him. While attempting evacuation, he was attacked by three hostile soldiers employing grenades and small-arms fire. Quickly shifting his body to shelter the officer, he killed the assailants with his rifle, then carried the helpless man to safety. He was critically wounded and lost an eye in this action, but courageously returned through withering fire and bursting shells to assist the wounded. While evacuating two comrades, he closed with and killed three more of the foe. Pfc. West's indomitable spirit, consummate valor, and intrepid actions inspired all who observed him, reflect the highest credit on himself, and uphold the honored traditions of the military service.(6/8)

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