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Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

  • Gazette - C2018G00086
Administered by: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief
Published Date 07 Feb 2018

 

Government House

CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

6 February 2018

 

 

It is notified for general information that the Governor-General has approved the following award.

 


 

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL (DSM)

 

Australian Army

 

Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Vivian GILBERT (Retd), Pullenvale Qld 4069

 

For distinguished leadership in warlike operations as Forward Observer, 12th Field Regiment attached to Delta Company, 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment,

in Vietnam, on 21 September 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

By His Excellency’s command

 

 

Mark Fraser LVO OAM

Official Secretary to the Governor-General


 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL (DSM)

 

Australian Army

 

Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain) Gregory Vivian GILBERT (Retd),
Pullenvale Qld 4069

 

For distinguished leadership in warlike operations as Forward Observer, 12th Field Regiment attached to Delta Company, 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, in Vietnam, on 21 September 1971.

 

During operations conducted in the north of Phuoc Tuy province, South Vietnam, Captain Gilbert skilfully directed artillery fire enabling Delta Company to successful extricate itself from a strongly defended enemy bunker system. During the withdrawal the Company was continually attacked by a motivated and aggressive enemy who were unable to gain any advantage due to the accurate artillery fire brought down by Captain Gilbert. For almost fourteen hours Captain Gilbert brought accurate and concentrated fire on the enemy, enabling the Company to withdraw to and hold a secure position until relieved.