Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Captain George Musulin awarded the Legion of Merit for command of Halyard Mission


Captain George ("Guv") Musulin was the Commanding Officer of the Halyard Mission, the evacution operation that successfully rescued hundreds of Allied airmen, including some 500 American flyers from Nazi occupied territory in Yugoslavia during World War Two. He entered military service from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and passed away in McLean, Virginia in February of 1987 at the age of 72.

Legion of Merit Citation awarded to

George S. Musulin, 0519461, 1st Lieutenant, AUS, Office of Strategic Services, while attached to Company B, 2677th Regiment, OSS (Provisional), for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.

‘Lt. Musulin’s descent by parachute into enemy-occupied territory,
(Yugoslavia), where he remained from 2 August 1944 to 27 August 1944, his leadership, his courage in the face of heavy odds, and his resolute conduct in the face of great peril in the successful accomplishment of an extremely hazardous and difficult mission, exemplified the finest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.’

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2 comments:

  1. Steve Freeman (spfreeman2@yahoo.com)Monday, January 29, 2007 8:58:00 PM

    Alexandra:

    Thank you for publishing this "post". I had the honor to work with George Musulin from 1966 to 1982, when I left the CIA for private industry. George never thought himself a hero, but that he was. He was devoted to Mihailovich. I often heard him say "I loved that man like he was my father". Thanks again for recognizing a genuine hero, a man with whom I am proud to have been associated. BTW, George's younger daughter, Milena, was my son's first babysitter, 38 years ago!

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  2. Thank you, Steve, for your note. There were so many people involved in the Mihailovich saga. Some good, some bad. George Musulin would have to be considered one of the best of them. He was a man of genuine integrity. I wish I had had the honor of meeting and getting to know him. For more about George Musulin, please visit my other blog dedicated to General Mihailovich at http://ravnagora.blogster.com

    Thanks again, Steve.

    Aleksandra

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