Paul “Nase” Naso
10 Warbler Rd
Marlboro, New Jersey 07746
United States of America
Army Commendation Medal
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, 25th INFANTRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96225
GENERAL ORDERS 14 March 1969
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