George Augustus Bacas was born on 9 April 1926. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the Class of 1948 and served in the Korean War where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 6 Gold Stars.
Major Bacas died on 11 January 1961 and was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Jean Currier Bacas (16 April 1927-11 November 1994) is buried with him.
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