Juskalian, George, COL

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00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
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General Officer
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1964-1967, 00G1, Army Garrison Military District of Washington (MDW)
Service Years
1936 - 1967
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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)

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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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   1953-1957, 00G1, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)

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Harrison, William Kelly, LTG, (1917-1957) USA 00GD Major General
Herren, Thomas, LTG, (1917-1957) USA 00GD Major General
Monroe, Putnam, COL, (1945-1970) MI 9301 Lieutenant Colonel
West Jr., Arthur, MG, (1940-1970) AR 1210 Lieutenant Colonel
Starry, Donn A., GEN, (1943-1983) MI 9301 Major
Fairfield, Ronald, MG, (1940-1975) AR 1203 Captain
Wise, Richard, LTC, (1942-1964) IN 1542 Captain
Moores, Roy Earl, 1LT, (1945-1954) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Williams, Nevin, COL, (1954-1994) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Williams, Nevin, COL, (1954-1994) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Fajardo, Sixto, 2LT, (1939-1959) MP 9100 Second Lieutenant
Piragowski, Robert Ronald, LTC, (1951-1971) FA 1154 Second Lieutenant
Hampton, Larry J, CSM, (1952-1991) AR 00Z Command Sergeant Major
Rovedo, Angelo, SFC, (1932-1958) QM 1821 Sergeant First Class
Wright, Leroy Norris, SFC, (1952-1968) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Patrick, Sr., Donald H., SGT, (1955-1958) OD 4014 Sergeant
Bydlos, Stanley, Cpl, (1954-1956) FA 3844 Corporal
Gardner, H. R., CPL, (1953-1955) IN 111.10 Corporal
Schwimmer, Melvin, CPL, (1953-1955) MP 4677 Corporal
Sperling, Robert, CPL, (1955-1958) IN 5356 Corporal
Palmer, Raymond, SFC, (1955-1975) OD 55B Specialist 4
Latimer, Donald, SP 4, (1955-1958) OD 1695 Private First Class
Murray, Robert, PFC, (1956-1958) OD 1815 Private First Class
Jock, Lawrence Oliver, M/Sgt, (1940-1953) FA 1844 Master Sergeant
Moore, Stanley, T/Sgt, (1951-1953) EN 1833 Technical Sergeant
Boyd, Forrest, S/Sgt, (1951-1953) EN 3076 Staff Sergeant
Pellegrini, Muzio, S/Sgt, (1951-1954) AV 1008 Staff Sergeant
Solis, Martin, S/Sgt, (1953-1956) AG 1290 Staff Sergeant
Veach, Jarold Allen, SSG, (1948-1966) OD 3965 Staff Sergeant
Archer, Floyd, SFC, (1944-1964) MP 4677 Sergeant
Ballard, William, MAJ, (1948-1973) AV 1008 Sergeant
Harris, Jack M., SFC, (1947-1967) OD 1729 Sergeant
Howard, Samuel Henry, SFC, (1945-1967) EN 62N30 Sergeant
La Telle, Ronald Lon, SGT, (1948-1966) EN 1729 Sergeant
Martin, Joseph, 1SG, (1946-1967) EN 1359 Sergeant
Meckler, Mel, Sgt, (1952-1954) SC 1674 Sergeant
Quinn, Raymond Francis, SGT, (1945-1967) IN 111.10 Sergeant
Smith, Charles, MSG, (1946-1968) MI 1636 Sergeant
Swiger, Harry Ray, SFC, (1947-1965) SC 1309 Sergeant
Swim, Paul Eugene, PSG, (1944-1966) OD 1965 Sergeant
Valkos, Francis J., SSG, (1953-1965) IN 111.10 Sergeant
Vaughan, James Odell, SSG, (1951-1965) IN 111.10 Sergeant
Veara, John Vincent, 1SG, (1952-1968) AR 131.1 Sergeant
Vessels, Charles Robert, SFC, (1953-1966) IN 1812 Sergeant
Victor, George Makanui, SFC, (1945-1968) IN 1745 Sergeant
Villanueva, Florencio Gapuzan, SSG, (1952-1968) SC 1261 Sergeant
Williams, Gene William, SP 5, (1951-1965) FA 1531 Sergeant
Adkins, Stanley, Cpl, (1950-1953) MI 3729 Corporal
Calkins, Eugene, Cpl SC 5740 Corporal
Clarkin, Francis Thomas, SGT, (1948-1966) EN 5059 Corporal
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