Paul Huntington Ga Nun

Army of the United States
25 September 1948 - 18 May 1969
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Paul Huntington Ga Nun

21 Jan 2005

Operation Lamar Plain was launched on 15 May 1969 when the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) sent a brigade task force south to Quang Tin Province in order to reinforce the Americal Division. Combat medic Paul Ga Nun was with the First Platoon of Charlie Company. On 18 May 1969, the First and Second Platoons assaulted a small but fortified hill north of LZ Professional. Two men, John Vollmerhausen and Rudy Rossi, had been shot by the enemy during the assault and Ga Nun ran to their aid. Doc Nun, as the soldiers referred to him, had just reached Vollmerhausen when he was wounded by small arms fire. Two men, one of them a medic, began working on Ga Nun but they could not save him. Ga Nun, Vollmerhausen and Rossi all died on the hill that day.

From a Screaming Eagle researcher,
Roger Ables

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A total of seven men were killed in action at Hill 187 where Bravo Company was positioned and at a nearby fortified hill taken by Charlie Company- four infantrymen and three medics:
  • B Company:
  • C Company:
    • PFC Rudolph Rossi, Howard Beach, NY
    • PFC John M. Vollmerhausen, Wilton Manors, FL

  • HQ Company:
    • SP5 Hans L. Mills, Sterling, IL, medic w/ B/1/501
    • CPL Paul H. Ga Nun, Asbury Park, NJ, medic w/ C/1/501
    • SP4 Russell L. Jett, Hornbeck, LA, medic w/ B/1/501
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28 Jan 2005

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