Master Sergeant Gary
Gordon, U.S. Army Special Forces.
August 30, 1960 -
October 3, 1993
A Lincoln native,
Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, was featured on American Valor on November 11,
2003 on PBS. The history of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the
stories of the brave men and women recipients unfolded through newsreel footage,
photographs, as well as interviews with the recipients, their comrades and the enemies
they fought. For more information go to
PBS, American Valor.
Master Sergeant Gordon's grave
stone is located on
Park Avenue. For a larger view of the picture, click the
This dedication stone is located in front
of the Lincoln Town Office at 63 Main Street.
The dedication took place Sunday, July 23, 1995 at 1 PM. Inscripted into the memorial are these words: "In Memory of
Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, U.S. Army Special Forces, Aug.
30,1960 - Oct. 3, 1993, Awarded the Medal of Honor for
'extraordinary heroism' with which he fought and died in effort to
rescue comrades in Somalia. 'In Delta's ranks is a special
breed... they belong to a tiny fraternity whose common bond is
uncommon valor' John Marsh, Secretary of the Army, 1989".
For a larger view of the picture, click the thumbnail image.
Special Note: There was a MSG Gary Gordon Action Figure made by
Models Ltd.: Item #DR73101 - Gary Gordon, Sniper Team Leader Delta
Task Force Rangers - Mogadishu, Somalia '93