Nathan Green Gordon

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Nathan Green Gordon was born in Morrilton, Arkansas back in 1916 to Edward and Ada.  He attended the public-school system in Morrilton until the 10th grade.  He graduated from the Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tennessee.  He continued his education at the Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russellville, before graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Juris doctor degree in 1939.

He joined the Navy in 1941, earning his wings before he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific area based in Milne Bay, New Guinea.  On February 15, 1944, he rescued 15 survivors of the United States Army Air Forces.  He was released from duty in 1945.  He returned to Arkansas, elected as the 10th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1947 to 1967. He died in 2008, he was 92.

What you may not know about Nathan is that he was also awarded the Country’s highest medal the Medal of Honor for his actions in February of 1944. 

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Rescuing 15 people in time of war, Nathan deserved his medal. Enjoy your day!

Apr 22, 2020 03:58 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Another great story about a true American hero. Thanks for sharing and stay safe.

Apr 22, 2020 04:27 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - that was a great tribute to another one of the greatest generation.

Apr 22, 2020 04:30 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Reading more of his biography, I would say a true hero.

Make yourself an astonishing day.


Apr 22, 2020 05:29 AM #4
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I love the older names used in earlier times, some of them have made a comeback in more recent times. It is always good to hear about the actions of an obviously brave man.

Apr 22, 2020 05:54 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... another brave American hero who deserved every bit of recognition he received.

Apr 22, 2020 06:09 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - that's quite the accomplishment.  February 15 was my dad's birthday so that date stuck out to me.  On that day in 1944, it would have been twelve years old.  

Apr 22, 2020 06:10 AM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's an amazing act.... 

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Apr 22, 2020 07:02 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, I have great respect for those that rescue others.  I hope that you will have a fun day!

Apr 22, 2020 07:13 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


America is blessed with so many heroes, and it is wonderful that you share these heroes with us all.  Happy Wednesday.  A

Apr 22, 2020 07:16 AM #10
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It truly takes a very special person to obtain the medal Of Honor James Dray .

Apr 22, 2020 07:23 AM #11
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Thanks for letting us know about the heroics of Nathan Green Gordon who he rescued 15 survivors of the United States Army Air Forces in 1944.

Apr 22, 2020 09:12 AM #12
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

 A story about a great and heroic man. We need to see more stories about our heroes and less complaining about minute garbage.

Apr 22, 2020 10:15 AM #15
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, very interesting, and fun to read about people we would never have known about, thanks.

Apr 22, 2020 01:14 PM #16
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing another bit of history.  Nathan was a true American hero, courageous, brave and determined.

Apr 22, 2020 07:00 PM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I am always amazed at the Heroic Actions of the Soldiers who receive the Medal of Honor. They do it because it is instinct, something inside of them makes them just jump into action... just like many who are paralyzed... loved this post. Great similarities to to today, Endre

Apr 22, 2020 10:31 PM #18
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a hero he was. Glad to see his heroism recognized.


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