CORPORAL GEORGE HENRY HALEY III; U.S. MARINE CORPS

October 9, 1947 –
Married to Susie Quinn Haley. Two daughters.
Lived at 36 Witch Lane in Rowayton and possibly 150 Rowayton Avenue.
Enlisted on November 1, 1967.
Service number: unknown
Unit: unknown

Son of George Jr. (1914-1991) and Ann Coleman Haley (1918-1974). Sister Kathryn (1945-1951), brother Edward (1950-), Stephen (1954-2007), sister, Anne Haley (?-?).


Served November 1, 1967 to August 1, 1969. Two-time recipient of the Purple Heart Medal for service in Vietnam.


Canterbury School (New Milford, CT), Class of ’66; from a memory book published in honor of that class

Excerpt from The Daily Item in Port Chester, NY on May 22, 1969


American Legion Post 128 of Rye, will present its 1969 Americanism Award to Corporal George Haley III of the United States Marine Corps on Memorial Day, Friday, May 30, at ceremonies conducted by the Legion on Rye Village Green. …break… Corporal Haley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Haley, 44 Dogwood Lane, Rye, and is presently in St. Albans Naval Hospital on Long Island undergoing treatment for wounds received March 19 in Vietnam action. Corporal Haley will be present on Memorial Day to receive the 15th annual Legion award. A graduate of Rye Country Day School and Canterbury School, Corporal Haley was attending Babson Institute, Wellesley, Massachusetts at the time of his enlistment in the Marine Corps. He was wounded severely for the second time in Vietnam on March 19, and was awarded the South Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry. He has been cited for his efforts, while wounded, to assist his comrades. Corporal Haley holds two Purple Heart Medals and has been recommended for the Silver Star Medal.


Excerpt from The Daily Item in Port Chester, NY on May 31, 1969


Realization of the ever-continuing numbers to be remembered on this day were brought to bear by the presentation by American Legion Ry Post 128 of the 1969 Americanism Award to Corporal George Haley III of the United States Marine Corps in honor of all those who have served in the Vietnam War. Corporal Haley was wounded severely for the second time in Vietnam on March 19 and was awarded the South Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry He has been recommended for the Silver Star Medal.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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