John Greason

John Greason ‘63 was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions against enemy forces during the Vietnam War.

A citation that accompanied his award describes Greason’s efforts as Commanding Officer of the CGC Point Partridge, patrolling the waters off the coast of Vietnam for more than 21,000 miles during Operations Market Time and Game Warden, two of the most successful U.S. Naval actions during the Vietnam War.

Greason and his crew sank an enemy ship, killing one crewmember and capturing another with weapons, ammunition, and valuable intelligence in their possession. His crew engaged in heavy semiautomatic and small arms fire with another enemy ship and were able to suppress fire and capture the ship and its crew with no serious injuries and minimal damage to the cutter.