This page is in memory of…
Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, U.S. Army Special Forces
August 30, 1960 – October 3, 1993
A Lincoln native, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, was featured on American Valor on November 11, 2003 on PBS. The history of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the stories of the brave men and women recipients unfolded through newsreel footage, photographs, as well as interviews with the recipients, their comrades and the enemies they fought. For more information go to PBS, American Valor.
Master Sergeant Gordon’s grave stone is located on Park Avenue. For a larger view of the picture, click the thumbnail image.
This dedication stone is located in front of the Lincoln Town Office at 63 Main Street. The dedication took place Sunday, July 23, 1995, at 1 PM. Inscribed into the memorial are these words: “In Memory of Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, U.S. Army Special Forces, Aug. 30, 1960 – Oct. 3, 1993, Awarded the Medal of Honor for ‘extraordinary heroism’ with which he fought and died in effort to rescue comrades in Somalia. ‘In Delta’s ranks is a special breed… they belong to a tiny fraternity whose common bond is uncommon valor’ John Marsh, Secretary of the Army, 1989”.
This picture is located in the Lincoln Town Council Chambers. The picture features the USNS Gordon (T-AKR 296), Military Sealift Ship.
MSG Gary Gordon Special Events
The 4th Annual MSG Gary Gordon MOH Memorial 5k Run/Walk will take place in Lincoln, Maine June 30th, 2018. The race starts at 9:00 am. If you can’t make it to the race, you can still sign up and run it anywhere in the world!
The funds raised from the event will go toward the construction of a monument in Lincoln. The memorial will be in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient MSG Gary Gordon, his teammate SFC Randall Shughart, and their team, all of whom were killed on October 3, 1993 during Operation Gothic Serpent.
To register online please use this link 4th Annual MSG Gary Gordon MOH Memorial 5K Run/Walk Registration.
The Town of Lincoln held our first MSG Gary Gordon Day June 30th. The day paid tribute to MSG Gary Gordon, 2018 was the 25th anniversary of his death.
The 1st Annual MSG Gary Gordon Fishing Derby was held July 22, 2017. Participants fished on Cold Stream Pond, Little Narrows and Upper Cold Stream Pond, Egg Pond, Long Pond, Caribou Pond, Stump Pond, Mattanawcook Pond, Folsom Pond and the Penobscot River. There was a $300 cash prize for biggest fish in each category: Salmon, Bass and Trout/Togue
All proceeds support MSG Gary Gordon Veteran Center.
For more information or to volunteer with this event next year, contact David Whalen at 794-6532 or John Nelson at 290-0387.
Other Veteran’s Memorials in Town
Lincoln Veterans War Memorial (Located off Goding Ave)
Soldier Statue – Civil War (Located Military Rd. and Lee St)
Spirit of the American Doughboy – World War 1 (Located W. Broadway)
Other helpful links:
House in the Woods