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George K. Sisler ( North Cascades 1957 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions in battle on February 7, 1967 as a member of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Died from wounds received at a later date..Lt. Sisler was the platoon leader to a Special Forces exploitation force. While on patrol, the platoon was attacked from three sides by a company sized enemy force. Lt. Sisler charged from his position through intense enemy fire to assist two of his wounded men. While carry one of the wounded, he came under more intense fire. Laying the man down, Sisler killed three onrushing enemy soldiers with rifle fire and silenced a machinegun with a grenade. At this time the left flank of his position was being overrun. Lt. Sisler picked up some grenades and charged singlehandedly into the enemy onslaught. This singularly heroic action broke up the vicious assult and forced the enemy to withdraw.