SFC Gordon Spears
Class of 1981
The award was presented to Spears in honor of his heroic acts during the bombing incident at the Centennial Olympic Park.
"I am very honored to present Sergeant Spears with this prestigious award for his heroic actions during the Olympic Park Bombing", said Governor Miller. "Sergeant Spears did everything in his power to help assist the medical personnel and maintain order during the mass chaos that occurred that night. He is very deserving of this honor."
Spears was on duty guarding Waterpoint 1 for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta when the bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park. Arriving to the scene of the incident quickly, he was able to aid emergency vehicles and personnel in assisting those who needed it most. After the area was closed to the public, Spears provided security to the crime scene.
Spears is assigned to the Co C, 1st Bn(M) 121st Infantry in Gainesville. He is employed with Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute as a correctional officer. Spears has served with the Marine Corps.
The Valley Forge Certificate of Honor is awarded to those individuals who display heroism and are a member of the National Guard. The certificate will include a citation or other tangible evidence of the nature of heroism displayed. The final selections of recipients of the award are made by the National Guard of the United States. Once the honorees are confirmed, the award is forwarded to the appropriate state adjutant general for presentation.
STATE OF GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
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