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)

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

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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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Harkins, Paul Donal, GEN, (1929-1964) USA 00GC General
Wilson, Jasper Jackson, COL, (1939-1968) IN 1542 Colonel
De Santis, Edward, LTC, (1960-1980) EN 1221 Lieutenant Colonel
Seemer, EdGwen, LTC, (1945-1969) MI 9301 Lieutenant Colonel
Baldwin, Daniel Lord III, COL, (1950-1980) IN 1542 Major
Geisel, Frank, COL, (1945-1981) EN 7010 Major
Abramoski, Leo Bert, CPT, (1958-1964) EN 1331 Captain
Boyd, Richard Klemm, MAJ, (1960-1967) IN 1542 Captain
Dawson, Daniel George, CPT, (1958-1964) IN 1542 Captain
Dickinson, Robert Charles, MAJ, (1962-1968) IN 1542 Captain
Erwin, Lyal Hancil, CPT, (1960-1965) FA 1193 Captain
Markos, George, CPT, (1961-1965) AV 1981 Captain
McCahan, Marlin, CPT, (1959-1964) AV 1980 Captain
McClain, James Harry, CPT, (1952-1964) CA 8104 Captain
Thomas, Dale Daniel, CPT, (1952-1964) IN 1542 Captain
Coyle, James Michael, CPT, (1961-1964) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Galambos, Joseph Gary, 1LT, (1960-1964) AV 1981 First Lieutenant
Jaeck, Richard Elmer, 1LT, (1962-1964) AV 1980 First Lieutenant
Ray, Charles Robert, LTC, (1960-1982) MI 1690 First Lieutenant
Rothenbuhler, Lynn Harley, 2LT, (1953-1963) AV 1981 Second Lieutenant
House, William Handsome, CW2, (1946-1964) AV 062B Chief Warrant Officer 2
Miller, David Edward, WO1, (1962-1964) AV 062B Warrant Officer 1
Yeager, Clarence W., SGM, (1937-1963) AG 75Z40 Sergeant Major
Kreder, James W., 1SG, (1955-1976) IN 11F10 First Sergeant
Lunsford, Mackey, 1SG, (1953-1973) QM 1321 First Sergeant
Martinez, Ernest, 1SG, (1961-1987) IN 11Z50 First Sergeant
Flores, Douglas, MSG, (1952-1966) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Kenney, Edward, SFC, (1951-1965) IN 111.6 Sergeant First Class
McNerney, David Herbert, 1SG, (1949-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Money, Edward, SFC, (1953-1973) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Ward, Tom, SFC, (1949-1964) IN 11G50 Sergeant First Class
Arnett, Arthur, 1SG, (1962-1985) MI 05H20 Staff Sergeant
Bourgeois, Wilfrid Narcisse, SSG, (1946-1964) MI 96B Staff Sergeant
Castaneda, Benjamin Beltran, SSG, (1943-1965) AR 11E10 Staff Sergeant
Lindsey, Coke, SSG, (1962-1968) FI 73Z Staff Sergeant
Parker, Otis "Buck", SFC, (1958-1970) IN 11F10 Staff Sergeant
Young, Horace Earle, SSG, (1951-1965) SC 05B Staff Sergeant
Torres-Rivera, Rafael, SGT, (1961-1965) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Angell, Marshall Joseph, SP 5, (1957-1963) AV 67T10 Specialist 5
Gillis, Ronald, SGT, (1961-1989) SC 32F Specialist 5
Hansen, Richard, SP 5, (1962-1968) MD 91A Specialist 5
McKinley, James, CW4, (1960-2005) MI 05G30 Specialist 5
Pyle, Jesse Andrew, SP 5, (1952-1965) AG 71C Specialist 5
Rowley, Harry Emilus, SP 5, (1962-1965) TC 68E Specialist 5
Wright, Wyley, SP 5, (1950-1964) TC 67N10 Specialist 5
Baker, Frederick Norman, SP 4, (1963-1965) IN 11B20 Specialist 4
Cavanaugh, William Thomas, SP 4, (1962-1964) AV 67N10 Specialist 4
Dodge, Ralph, SP 4, (1961-1964) QM 76Y10 Specialist 4
Mitchell, John S., SP 5, (1963-1966) AG 71B10 Specialist 4
Orr, Warren Robert, CPT, (1961-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Sulowski, William, SP 5, (1962-1965) AV 67S Specialist 4
Underwood, George Warren, SP 4, (1961-1964) MD 91B10 Specialist 4
Wilson, Dave, SP 4, (1963-1966) SC 72B Specialist 4
Wright, Harold, SP 4, (1964-1965) EN 81E Specialist 4
Flynn, Raymond Patrick, PFC, (1963-1964) AV 67A Private First Class
Brown, James Tharpe, PFC, (1964-1965) SC 72C Private First Class
Donaldson, Everette Leroy, PFC, (1963-1964) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Holguin, Frank John, PFC, (1963-1964) MP 95B Private First Class
Hornbuckle, Alton Lee, PFC, (1964-1965) AV 67N10 Private First Class

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