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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