From Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook
October 6, 2016
CAPTION: Cpl. Gary R. Cole, U.S. Marines, was awarded a citation and air medal for combat service in Vietnam. The citation, presented from the president of the United States and commanding general, fleet marine force, Pacific also states: " For meritorious achievement in aerial flight in the Third Air Delivery Platoon...and corporal Cole contributed materially to the success of his unit. His courage and devotion to duty in the face of hazardous flying conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U. S. Naval service. Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. von Forester of Afton. Recently he sent his mother a set of China and stainless flatware. His brother, Sgt. Bruce Cole, has left for duty in the Pacific. Both are graduates of Inland Lakes Schools.
From the The Presque Isle County Advance October 6, 2016 page 7B.
Retyped by J. Anderson