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.
The Academy Award winning movie Black Hawk Down, directed by Ridley Scott was based on the events of Operation Gothic Serpent. To learn more about Black Hawk Down please visit the Wikipedia page.
Master Sergeant Gordon’s grave stone is located on Park Avenue.
This dedication stone is located 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 Memorial Bridge dedicated in 2019.
MSG Gary Gordon Memorial Flag Pole at Mattanawcook Academy
This is the design for the MSG Gary Gordon Statue. The Statue will be unveiled on Gary’s Birthday, August 30, 2021. Thanks to the Gordon family, Special Forces Trust and the countless people who volunteered their time fundraising, and also thanks to everyone who donated to make this statue possible. The statue will be located at the Veterans Memorial beside Hannaford. The statue will be facing Gary’s gravestone in the Lincoln Cemetery.
MSG Gary Gordon Special Events
The Town of Lincoln held our first MSG Gary Gordon Day June 30, 2018. The day paid tribute to MSG Gary Gordon, 2018 was the 25th anniversary of his death. We have a MSG Gary Gordon Day every June to remember him. In 2019 we held a benefit spaghetti supper and had a town wide yard sale to help raise money for the statue. If you would like to donate to get the MSG Gary Gordon statue built, here is the link. Please make sure to use the Gary Gordon MOH in the drop down menu. Donate to the MSG Gary Gordon Statue.
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.
To learn more about MSG Gary Gordon you can visit his Wikipedia page.
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 on W. Broadway) Our Doughboy statue is one of 14 left in the US. Our statue was made by Ernest Moore Viquesney.
Other helpful links:
House in the Woods