US Navy Lt. George Aloysius Gaudette, Jr.
US Navy Lt. George Aloysius Gaudette, Jr. was killed in action on November 15, 1952 in Korea. He was 30 years old.
Lt. Gaudette was from Utica, NY. He was the son of Mr. George Gaudette, Sr. and Gertrude Gaudette. He had one brother, James Gaudette.
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Lieutenant Gaudette was the pilot of an AD-3 Sky-raider dive bomber with Attack Squadron 125 (923) aboard the carrier USS ORISKANY. On November 15, 1952, while striking the enemy main supply route between Majon-ni and Yangdok, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into a mountain. His body was not recovered.
For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Gaudette was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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