Bronze Star Medal - G. T. Coker
|Bronze Star Medal - G. T. Coker|
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON D. C. 20350
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER GEORGE T. COKER
UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE
for service as set forth in the following
For heroic achievement while serving as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam in September 1966. Under constant pressure from North Vietnamese interrogators and guards, he experienced harassment, intimidation and ruthless treatment in their attempt to gain military information and cooperative participation for propaganda purposes. He heroically resisted their routine cruelties and never wavered in his devotion and loyalty to the United States. These actions served to inspire and improve the morale of his fellow prisoners in the camp. Displaying extraordinary courage, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty, he reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces.
The Combat Distinguishing Device is authorized.
For the President,
Secretary of the Navy