Army Lt Col Paul F. Gorman, Jr., of Swampscott,
holder of three decorations from the Korean campaign, was given the
Distinguished Service Medal by President Johnson in Vietnam, the hero's
parents learned today.
Gorman, whose wife, Barbara, lives with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.,
Paul F. Gorman of 26 Rock ave., was decorated by the President for the
rescue of his troops --- First Battalion, 20th Infantry --- when they were
trapped by a dropped napalm bomb on Aug. 26th.
He attended St. Johns grammar school in Swampscott and was
graduated from St. John's Prep in Danvers. He attended MIT on a
scholarship and joined the Navy as a radarman. He later was appointed
to West Point from which he graduated.
His brother, James, is a captain in the Marines.
[Boston Record American, Boston, MA, 20 Oct 1966]
[Jumpmaster Note: As a Lieutenant, .Gorman was a
platoon leader, 508th ARCT]