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CPL. DARREL U. "GEORGE" MAHAN
US MARINE CORPS

Darrel Uldric "George" Mahan, of McKinney,  was born Monday, October 21, 1946. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in April of 1965 at the age of eighteen years old. When George arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam. he was a rifleman assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division The 1st Divisionís tactical area of operation was in Quang Nam province in I  Corps. On August 19, 1967,  Cpl. Mahan was killed when his jeep was ambushed near Chu Lai, as his team returned from a night listening post. He is buried at Ridgeview Memorial Park, in McKinney, and his name is listed on the WALL at Panel 25E, Row 17.

Medals Awarded:
COMBAT ACTION RIBBON
PURPLE HEART
VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
VIETNAM CAMPAIGN RIBBON
PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON
MILITARY MERIT MEDAL
GALLANTRY CROSS with PALM 

VIETNAM GALLANTRY UNIT CITATION
VIETNAM CIVIL ACTIONS UNIT CITATION

 

I arrived at 2 Bn. 1st Marines,  "G" Company, Weapons Platoon, in mid Sept 1967. We were all told of Mahan's service, and that we should aspire to be as good as we could in his memory.
Robert Winslow
New Hampshire

 

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