|Rank||Airman Second Class U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||July 10 1953|
National Defense Service Medal
Airman Second Class Gassaway was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Airman Second Class Gassaway was a spare scanner of a B-29 Superfortress Bomber with the 2nd Air Rescue Squadron, 2nd Bomber Wing based at Hunter Air Force Base, Georgia. On July 10, 1953, his aircraft crashed about seven miles from Hunter AFB, killing all 10 crew members.