T/4 Gilbert S. Tabor, Jr
Today I received a copy of the citation awarding T/4 Gilbert S. Tabor, Jr his Silver Star.It reads as follows
"For gallantry in action on 6 February 1945 in the vicinity of ******,Germany.When 5 casualties were incurred by cross fire from enemy machine guns located in a pillbox and a dugout, Technician Fourth Grade Tabor volunteered to attempt to reach them.He ran and crawled over 75 yards of open terrain and administered first aid to the casualties.As he began to evacuate the first casuality, the man was wounded the seconf time.Techniciaan Fourth Grae Tabor stopped, and while treating the casualty's second wound, was wounded himself.His gallant action was instrumental to saving the lives of three of the men and is in accordance with the highest military traditions."
This copy of the citation is in the form of a letter by his father to T/4 Tabors friend.A V-Mail return address from Tabor places him with Med Det, 3BN, 309th Regt, 78th Inf Div.
If anyone has any knowledge of T/4 Tabor, please contact me as I am putting together a memorial to his memory for my American Legion Post. (firstname.lastname@example.org)