Juskalian, George, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1964-1967, 00G1, Army Garrison Military District of Washington (MDW)
Service Years
1936 - 1967
Foreign Language(s)
Armenian

Infantry

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1914
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Juskalian, George, COL USA(Ret).
 
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Home Town
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Last Address
Centreville, Virginia

Date of Passing
Jul 04, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 40, Site 1

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Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939)

U.S. Army Vietnam 7th Infantry Division 1st Infantry Division


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Last Known Activity
Col. George Juskalian was born in Fitchburg, Mass. on June 7, 1914 and was the youngest son of Kevork Juskalian of Kharpert and Maritza Ferrahian of Arapkir. He was raised in Fitchburg, attended the local High School and graduated from Boston University in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism while concurrently earning a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve via ROTC.

Lieutenant George Juskalian was called to active duty in November of 1940. During WWII he saw combat duties in North Africa where he was a prisoner of war for more than 27 months ; he was a battalion commander in Korea in 1952-1953; he was military advisor to the Vietnamese Army under combat conditions in 1963-1964 and advisor to the Imperial Iranian Army in Teheran, 1957-1958. Other key assignments included service in General Dwight Eisenhower's secretariat in the Pentagon, 1945-1948 and subsequent postings at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired from the United States Army with the rank of Colonel in 1967.

In the course of a distinguished military career, Col. Juskalian was awarded a whole slew of medals recognizing him for courage and gallantry, including, among others, two silver medals, four bronze stars, the Legion of Merit and Army Commendation Medal. The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United Sates armed forces for extraordinary heroism and valor in the face of enemy. On more than one occasion Col. Juskalian risked his life to save the lives of his comrades in arm and to lead them to safety in dangerous combat situations.

He lived in Centreville, Virginia with his family for over 25 years and he was an active and respected member of St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in Washington D.C.

Col. George Juskalian devoted as much energy and time to Armenian community affairs as he could. He is a former member of the Armenian General Benevolent Union's (AGBU) Central Committee of America and the Armenian Assembly of America; he has served on the Diocesan Council of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. In recognition of these services to Church and nation, His Holiness Vazken I, Catholicos of All Armenians, awarded Col. Juskalian in 1988 the medal of St. Nerses Shnorhali. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized Col. George Juskalian for his heroism and honorable service to the United States during a formal session on April 23, 2007.

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Lilly, Jr., Edmund, COL, (1917-1953) IN 1542 Colonel
Hunter, Richard Grant, LTC, (1917-1944) FA 1193 Lieutenant Colonel
Jackson, Maude Campbell, MAJ, (1917-1946) AN 3448 Lieutenant Colonel
Waters, John Knight, GEN, (1931-1966) AR 1203 Lieutenant Colonel
Baum, Abraham Jasper, MAJ, (1941-1946) AR 1210 Major
Greening, Charles Ross, MAJ, (1936-1947) AV AAF MOS 1091 Major
Hollingsworth, Clarence King, LTC, (1941-1945) IN 1542 Major
Jones, David Mudgett, MAJ, (1936-1947) AV AAF MOS 1091 Major
Parrott, Marion Arendell, MAJ, (1941-1945) IN 1542 Major
Barr, George, CPT, (1941-1947) AV 1035 Captain
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Bruni, Fred Tobias, CPT, (1938-1944) AR 1203 Captain
Croom, Clifton Arthur, CPT, (1940-1944) IN 1542 Captain
Emmens, Robert G., LTC, (1937-1947) AV AAF MOS 1082 Captain
Griffin, Thomas Carson, MAJ, (1939-1947) AV 1035 Captain
Herndon, Nolan Anderson, MAJ, (1940-1945) AV AAF MOS 1037 Captain
Hite, Robert Lowell, MAJ, (1940-1947) AV AAF MOS 1082 Captain
Nielsen, Chase Jay, CPT, (1939-1947) AV 1035 Captain
Shultz, Paul, CPT, (1941-1945) IN 1542 Captain
Wermuth, Arthur William, Jr., MAJ, (1936-1946) IN 1542 Captain
Wermuth, Arthur William, Jr., MAJ, (1936-1946) IN 1542 Captain
Wermuth, Arthur William, Jr., MAJ, (1936-1946) IN 1542 Captain
Wermuth, Arthur William, Jr., MAJ, (1936-1946) IN 1542 Captain
Wermuth, Arthur William, Jr., MAJ, (1936-1946) IN 1542 Captain
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York, Edward J., MAJ, (1930-1947) AV AAF MOS 1082 Captain
Zamperini, Louis Silvie, CPT, (1941-1946) AV AAF MOS 1036 Captain
Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Craig, Edward E., 1LT AV AAF MOS 1060 First Lieutenant
Goss, Ralph, 1LT AV AAF MOS 1082 First Lieutenant
Heuss, Richard, 1LT AV AAF MOS 1093 First Lieutenant
Meder, Robert John, 1LT, (1940-1943) AV AAF MOS 1082 First Lieutenant
Russo, Vincent J., 1LT, (1941-1944) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Traficante, Paul J., 1LT, (1941-1944) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Whittle, Reba Zitella, 1LT, (1941-1946) AN 3448 First Lieutenant
Casey, Donald, Emmett, 2LT, (1942-1945) AV AAF MOS 1037 Second Lieutenant
French, Edward, 2LT AV AAF MOS 1036 Second Lieutenant
Miller, Robert, 2LT AV AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
Schlossberg, Marvin, CPT, (1941-1946) AV 1024 Second Lieutenant
Streckenbach, Robert, 2LT, (1941-1943) AV 1035 Second Lieutenant
Miller, Merle, (1941-1945) AV AAF MOS 1082 Warrant Officer 1
Seale, Beresford Oscar, 1st Sgt, (1910-1945) IN 745 First Sergeant
Edmonds, Roddie Waring, M/Sgt, (1941-1951) IN 745 Master Sergeant
Niland, Edward F., T/Sgt, (1942-1945) AV AAF MOS 759 Technical Sergeant
Sprague, Donald Edward, T/Sgt, (1942-1945) AV 509 Technical Sergeant
Sprague, Donald Edward, T/Sgt, (1942-1945) AV 509 Technical Sergeant
Tamus, Frank, T/Sgt, (1939-1945) OD 505 Technical Sergeant
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Dalrymple, Clarence Raymond, S/Sgt, (1942-1945) AV AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
DeShazer, Jacob Daniel, S/Sgt, (1940-1945) AV AAF MOS 510 Staff Sergeant
Jastrzemski, Walter, S/Sgt, (1941-1945) AV AAF MOS 510 Staff Sergeant
Laban, Theodore H., S/Sgt, (1935-1947) AV AAF MOS 749 Staff Sergeant
Logue, Joseph E., S/Sgt AV AAF MOS 522 Staff Sergeant
Magee, Alan Eugene, T/Sgt, (1941-1945) AV AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Moore, James Bernard, S/Sgt, (1941-1943) AV 611 Staff Sergeant

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