WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Haven veteran of the Vietnam War was honored Tuesday with the Bronze Star.
Retired Army Specialist George Glynn was presented with the honor by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in a special ceremony Tuesday morning.
Congresswoman DeLauro had this to say about Glynn’s service to our country:
Specialist Glynn’s heroic actions showcase the highest values of our armed forces. In the most dangerous of situations, he risked his own life to save a fellow soldier. It is because of the valor and self-sacrifice of heroes like George Glynn that our society remains one of freedom and opportunity. It was my honor and privilege to present Specialist Glynn with the Bronze Star.
In 1969, Specialist Glynn was stationed deep in the Vietnamese jungle and asleep when an enemy soldier threw an explosive charge. The blast peppered Glynn and a nearby Sergeant with shrapnel, according to a press release.Glynn was able to drag his injured comrade to the relative safety of a neighboring bunker. While the firefight continued, Specialist Glynn set out in search of a medic, whom he found and brought back to the bunker to tend to the wounded Sergeant.
Glynn was was previously awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle) and Purple Heart. The Bronze Star is reserved for those who distinguish themselves by “heroic or meritorious achievement or service” in a combat zone.