Radarman Third Class George Bobb distinguished himself
while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed
conflict against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist
aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam. On 26 February 1969,
Inshore Patrol Craft 44, with Petty Officer Bobb as forward
lookout and M-60 machine gunner, was proceeding up the Cua
Lon River on a Sea Lords operation with two other Inshore
Patrol Craft. At the mouth of the river, Petty Officer Bobb
detected two sampans with five occupants attempting to cross.
The five suspects jumped into the water to evade, but were
quickly captured. Petty Officer Bobb was instrumental in
relaying accurate information to his Officer in Charge,
while directing the Inshore Patrol Craft toward the evading
personnel. During the capture, his boat received a rocket
hit close aboard blowing his weapon away and wounding him.
Despite his wound and, with complete disregard for his own
personal safety, he immediately retrieved his weapon and
directed accurate suppressive fire at the enemy positions.
Petty Officer Bobb's courage under fire, outstanding professionalism
and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions
of the United States Naval Service.