Paul Naso

Paul “Nase” Naso
10 Warbler Rd
Marlboro, New Jersey 07746
United States of America

Phone: 732-409-0051
Email: nasop@optonline.net

Army Commendation Medal

Purple Heart

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

HEADQUARTERS, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION

APO San Francisco   96225

GENERAL ORDERS                                                         14 March  1969

NUMBER 3206

 

AWARD OF THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL FOR HEROISM

 

1.   TC   320.     The following AWARD is announced.

 

NASO, PAUL J.    US52764022        SP4

Co C, 2d  Bn, 27th Inf, 25th Inf Div

Awarded:  Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device

Date  action: 3 February 1969

Theater: Republic of Vietnam

Reason: For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force: Specialist Four Naso distinguished himself by heroic actions on 3 February 1969, while serving as an RTO with Co C, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry in the Republic of Vietnam. When a small patrol came under an intense enemy attack, elements of Company C were called upon to perform a reactionary force mission and were air assaulted into the contact area.Upon reaching the beleaguered unit, Company C learned that there were several casualties still in the kill zone. Specialist Naso volunteered to be a member of a small group which was to attempt to recover the wounded. As the element moved forward, they came under intense from the hostile positions. With complete disregard for his own safety, Specialist Naso continually exposed himself to the deadly hail of enemy fire as he stayed close to his commanding officer and kept up communications between the small group and the main unit. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission and the defeat of the hostile force. Specialist Naso’s personal bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division and the United States Army.

Authority:   By direction of the Secretary of  the Army under the provisions of AR 672-5-1, and USARV Reg 672-1.

FOR THE COMMANDER:

J.R Casey    1st LT AGG                                   Robert L. Fair

                                                                        Colonel,  GS    Chief of Staff