What an honor to witness one of our IRSC Member’s William (Gus) Gustafson presented with 3 Medals of honor today at Senator Tom Carper’s office. The Navy Good Conduct Medal, The Navy Expedition Medal, and The Navy Defense Medal.
Senator Tom Carper presented Gus with a beautiful lapel pin and 3 Medals of Honor. Gus earned these Medals aboard the USS MURRAY (DD 576), for operations near Cuba between January 3, 1961 and October 23, 1962. The US MURRAY WWII Destroyer was converted to the Anti-Submarine Warfare Group and was tasked for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Gus manned the torpedoes, ready to fire if need be. Russian ships eventually changed course and headed back to Russia.
Representative Rich Collins was also in attendance to honor Gus and thank him for serving our great Country!
On Wednesday, December 13th we will also have a presentation so that all of IRSC Members can recognize this awesome achievement!
We are so proud of you Gus!!!!