GORDON T-AKR 296
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Gordon Class Large Medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship
- USNS GORDON T-AKR-296
Assigned to Atlantic surge force in Readiness Operational Status at Manama, Bahrain
Built 1972 as JUTLANDIA
Delivered for commercial service June 1 1973
Acquired by U.S. Navy (Date unknown)
Assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC) August 23 1996
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
National Defense Service Medal
NAMESAKE - Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30 1960 – October 3 1993)
Gordon is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premiere special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or "Delta Force." Together with Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions he performed during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993
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