Taking advantage of every favorable attack with alert skill and courageous efficiency, Commander Gilmore succeeded in sinking a total of 25,946 tons of enemy merchant shipping. Synopsis: (Second Award) SC-699, in action against the enemy on 27 May 1944, while deployed off Bisk, New Guinea. His professional ability, courage, and inspiring devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Medical Corps and the United States Naval Service. When a formidable column of Japanese battleships, cruisers and destroyers was encountered advancing through the Strait in the darkness of the early morning hours, Commander Grantham daringly and with brilliant tactical ability launched his torpedoes with precise timing in a sudden, coordinated attack that surprised the enemy and rendered him vulnerable to the smashing blows of our heavy naval units. Home Town: Columbia, South Carolina, *HUGHES, DAVID FERRAR (MIA) Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. He gallantly gave his life for his country. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea on 10 March 1942. HEERMAN (DD-532), in a surface engagement with a large task force of the Japanese Fleet near the Island of Samar in Philippine waters during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944. BENNINGTON (CV-20), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Japanese Inland Sea, on 19 March 1945. LAFFEY (DD-459), during action against enemy Japanese naval forces off Savo Island during the Battle of Cape Esperance on the night of 11 - 12 October 1942. Citation: Flying as wingman on a search and attack mission when an enemy task force was sighted and his division was assigned the Japanese battleship MUSASHI as a target, Lieutenant Hogan defied the withering barrages of antiaircraft fire to dive low over the hostile warship and release his bombs at perilously low altitude to score direct hits which started fires and contributed materially to the infliction of extensive damage on the Japanese vessel. Under his skillful direction and determined leadership, his squadron contributed materially to the outstanding success of the Task Force attack. *HALPERIN, ROBERT His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States. His outstanding courage, daring airmanship and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. In order to effect the rescue of wounded officers and men, Lieutenant Hawes repeatedly led his repair party into gas-filled compartments in the face of frequent explosions and personally conducted rescue squads through areas of imminent danger. Citation: (Second Award) Synopsis: By his superb airmanship, daring combat tactics and courage maintained in the face of tremendous opposition, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Garrett contributed materially to the infliction of extensive damage and destruction on the Japanese Fleet in this decisive battle, and his gallant devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea on 10 March 1942. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Francis Earl Hedges, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Combat Plane embarked from the U.S.S. By grim determination and expert appraisal of his objective, he contributed materially to the high percentage of hits inflicted by his particular squadron and assisted in ultimate destruction of the enemy carrier. He had all magazine doors securely dogged which prevented further flooding. If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Kleiss's bombs struck near Mikuma ’s smokestack. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Amos Townsend Hathaway, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Andrew Jackson Gandy, Jr., Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in action against the enemy while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. HARDISON, OSBORNE BENNETT GOVE, WILLARD THOMAS The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John Madison Hoskins, Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Light Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Due to circumstances which had rendered the fueling of his plane impossible, he faced the hazardous prospect of aerial combat with only a small fraction of his gasoline capacity available. Grimly aware of the hazardous consequences of flying without fighter protection, and with insufficient fuel to return to his carrier, Ensign Gay, resolutely, and with no thought of his own life, delivered an effective torpedo attached against violent assaults of enemy Japanese aircraft and against an almost solid barrage of antiaircraft fire. Home Town: Bossier, Louisiana, HELM, DONALD F. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Synopsis: Home Town: Coronado, California (First Award) HANSEN, ALFRED LAWRENCE Born: November 11, 1911 at Butler, Missouri BENNINGTON (CV-20), in action on 24 July 1945, while deployed over Kure, Japan. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Bremerton, Washington His grim perseverance and relentless devotion to duty in the face of certain death were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Born: October 17, 1921 at Hunter, Utah GIBSON, WILLIAM KEMP, JR. Home Town: Detroit, Michigan. Throughout these attacks, made in spite of adverse weather conditions, outstanding ship control and the performance of a well-trained crew enabled his ship to return to port. Awards: 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII), HUTCHINSON, EDWARD SHILLINGTON HANANWALT, WINTHROP RICHARD Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Charles Frederic Greber, Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Escort Carrier U.S.S. Citation: *GRADY, WILLIAM R. Citation: Countering the enemy's attack until out of range, Coxswain House and the other members of his party, in spite of enormous breakers which battered their boat and washed one of the machine guns overboard, finally brought her back to safety. Awards: 3@ Navy Crosses (WWII), Purple Heart, *HARWOOD, BRUCE LAWRENCE Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii He gallantly gave up his own life in the defense of his country. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces during the Air Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 May 1942. Born: May 3, 1903 at Thomasville, Missouri He contributed to the relentless fighting spirit and aggressive courage which enabled his squadron to score one certain hit and two estimated hits on an enemy aircraft carrier. Immediately after a hostile dive bomber penetrated our screen and scored a direct hit on his carrier, starting raging fires and a series of violent explosions and killing or wounding many members of the crew, Commander Harwood courageously remained at his post on the port side of the bridge structure to direct fire-fighting measures despite the resulting confusion and danger of further imminent detonations. Born: December 17, 1919 at Aiken, South Carolina The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John Meade Haines, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Force Commander, Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN, for aggressive and successful conduct of a Marine-Submarine Raider Expedition from 8 August 1942. Home Town: La Mesa, California, GEISLER, JOSEPH B. Citation: ENTERPRISE (CV-6), during action against units of the Japanese Fleet in waters west of the Central Philippine Islands during the Battle for Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944. Although under fire from hostile forces, Chief Specialist Howe gallantly maintained his station until his mission was accomplished, thereby contributing to the successful landing of our troops. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Hubert Frederick Grubiss, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron TEN (VB-10), embarked from the U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), in action on 15 June 1944, in the Pacific War Area. A large number of prisoners were taken by the destroyer. SKATE (SS-305), during the FIRST War Patrol of that submarine in enemy controlled waters of the Pacific War Area, on 16 February 1944. Lieutenant Commander Grenfell was patrolling in enemy waters when a 5,000-ton vessel was sighted. He was awarded the Navy Cross, Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation for his actions in combat at Midway. Citation: Home Town: Coronado, California, HURT, SAMUEL H. Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII), Purple Heart, *GILMORE, HOWARD WALTER LO (CVE-63), during action against major Japanese forces during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. GROWLER (SS-215), on the FIRST War Patrol of that submarine during the period 29 June 1942 to 17 July 1942, in enemy controlled waters. Synopsis: Synopsis: Born: February 5, 1910 at Claremont, California Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Merrill J. Hemby, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE (VB-85), embarked from the U.S.S. HARRIS, FRED R. Plate is in very nice condition; very solid. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. The unprecedented conditions under which his squadron launched its offensive were so exceptional that it is highly improbably the occasion may ever recur where other pilots of the service will be called upon to demonstrate an equal degree of gallantry and fortitude. HUDSON, HAROLD GAYLE (Second Award) He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Evanston, Illinois, GERMERSHAUSEN, WILLIAM JOSEPH, JR. Born: June 2, 1913 at Denver, Colorado GORDON, ROBERT THORNTON Lieutenant Commander William Brockman as he received the Navy Cross for heroism at Midway, Pearl Harbor, 7 November 1942. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. GRAMLING, LOUIS R. Awards: 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII), GLUNTZ, GEORGE A. Twenty-four hours later, the same task group participated in a fierce engagement with a numerically superior Japanese naval force and succeeded in sinking or severely damaging all of the hostile vessels. Lieutenant Gift's outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. GOODALL, HENRY WILLIAM (First Award) The conduct of Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Graham throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Born: December 27, 1916 at Crandan, Wisconsin Awards: 3@ Navy Crosses (WWII), HOUCK, HERBERT NORMAN 328 (July 1944). Home Town: Brighton, Massachusetts, HORTON, KENNETH BRYAN Synopsis: Synopsis: LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces during the Air Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May 1942. 320 (November 1943) You can click on the name of the Navy Cross award recipients to get more information about each. By his superb flying ability, indomitable fighting spirit and cool courage, maintained at great personal risk, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Hern contributed immeasurably to the extensive and costly damage inflicted on the Japanese fleet in this vital war area. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Frank G. Gould, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. HOGE, CHARLES VERNON Born: December 31, 1917 at Mt. (Second Award) Commander Hamberger's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service. (First Award) His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States. The Japanese lost 4 carriers and their Pacific expansion was halted. DOROTHEA L. DIX during the assault on and occupation of French Morocco from November 8 to 11, 1942. As the destroyer was approaching, the enemy abandoned the sinking submarine. While ministering coolly and efficiently to his fallen comrades he was himself seriously wounded by shrapnel from an exploding shell. MARBLEHEAD (CL-12), by Japanese enemy bombers on 4 February 1942. GLUNTZ, GEORGE A. In the face of heavy and accurate antiaircraft fire, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Huggins participated in a vigorous and determined glide-bombing attack on enemy ships, scoring a torpedo hit from close range on an enemy carrier, contributing materially to its sinking. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Hubert M. Hayter, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as a Damage Control Officer aboard the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. (First Award) INTREPID (CV-11), in action on 7 April 1945, while deployed over the East China Sea. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Fred R. Harris, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Flight Deck Officer on board the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. HOOVER, JAMES T. Ensign Hildebrand's outstanding courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Albert Thomas Harris, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By his courage and efforts in behalf of others at great risk to his own life, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Gordon undoubtedly saved many lives, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Herbert Norman Houck, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron NINE (VF-9), embarked from the U.S.S. (First Award) Citation: (Second Award) By his forceful leadership, indomitable determination and resourceful initiative in the face of shattering enemy fire, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Gruver contributed materially to the success of this extremely hazardous mission. Born: January 2, 1918 at Burlington, Iowa Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. GOODRICH, ROBERT RAYMOND Synopsis: Awards: 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII), HAMBERGER, DEWITT C.E. Through his experience and sound judgment Commander Hydeman brought his ship safely back to port. His fine spirit of determination and initiative in offensive action and his gallant disregard for his own personal safety were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. SEAHORSE (SS-304), on the SEVENTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 9 March 1945 to 27 April 1945, in enemy controlled waters of the Pacific War Area. (Second Award) Born: December 24, 1910 at Weldon, North Carolina Home Town: Clinton, Massachusetts, GRIFFITH, WALTER T. Born: October 22, 1898 at Pineville, Kentucky The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Raymond Globokar, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Combat Plane in Composite Squadron FIVE (VC-5), embarked from the U.S.S. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Anton Renkl Gallaher, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. The conduct of Captain Hoskins throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Arming himself with a sub-machine gun and grenades in spite of wounds previously sustained, Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class Hesson joined the fight against enemy landing forces after all American aircraft had been destroyed. Boldly engaging a Japanese force of two destroyers and a cruiser, Lieutenant Commander Hank, despite his extremely hazardous position in a leading group and the terrific fire of the enemy, fought his ship with devastating effect upon the opposing vessels. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Robert Cris Hagen, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Gunnery Officer aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. PRINCETON (CVL-23), when that vessel was hit by a bomb from an enemy aircraft in Philippine waters during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 24 October 1944. Through his experience and sound judgment Lieutenant Commander Gallaher brought his ship safely back to port. (Third Award) ENTERPRISE (CV-6), during the "Air Battle of Midway," against enemy Japanese forces on 4 June 1942. Born: November 7, 1914 at Shawnee, Oklahoma Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Louis G. Gombasy, Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy, for exceptional courage, presence of mind, and devotion to duty and disregard for his personal safety while serving on board the Battleship U.S.S. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Herman Edward Hock, Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in action during the attack on the Light Cruiser U.S.S. ENTERPRISE (CV-6), during action against units of the Japanese Fleet in waters west of the Central Philippine Islands during the Battle for Leyte Gulf on 24 October 1944. Born: February 12, 1912 at Brooklyn, New York Citation: Chief Boatswain's Mate Hock took charge of operations in the upper decks, working under many varied conditions, he facilitated the evacuation of the wounded, the fighting of fires, clearing of debris and wreckage, and maintenance of communications. Here he organized working parties to shift five-inch ammunition from flooding magazines to dry ones, thereby saving many rounds of ammunition. By skillful handling of his ship he was able to bring his ship home with only minor damages. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Kenneth Bryan Horton, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron FIFTEEN (VT-15), embarked from the U.S.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. GOMBASY, LOUIS G. Heyler flew through heavy enemy fire to protect its withdrawal from the area. Synopsis: He gallantly gave his life for his country. Synopsis: The only man to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Midway was Marine Captain Richard E. Fleming. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Captain Hayler's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Citation: Home Town: Poteau, Oklahoma, HOYT, RAYMOND EARL, JR. 312 (March 1943) In the face of the enemy's anti-aircraft fire Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Hopgood proceeded to maneuver his plane over the submarine and strafe it with machine gun fire; he then led a destroyer from the convoy to the scene. Synopsis: *GREENAMYER, LLOYD KEYES Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John Martin Higgins, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commander, Destroyer Division 23, engaged in the New Georgia Islands Operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands Area from 30 June to 13 July 1943. Citation: Ensign Hildebrand made daring, repeated dive-bombing and strafing attacks on Japanese ships and four-motored patrol planes, constantly seeking out and engaging the enemy, despite the hazards of severe weather conditions and fire from antiaircraft and shore batteries, thereby inspiring other members of his squadron to supreme efforts. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Max Eugene Gregg, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane of Torpedo Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) embarked from the U.S.S. Synopsis: Awards: 4@ Navy Crosses (WWII), GALLAHER, WILMER EARL Born: July 1, 1921 at Sasakwa, Oklahoma The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Osborne Bennett Hardison, Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of this profession as Commanding Officer of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Synopsis: Citation: Synopsis: Born: March 8, 1917 at Waco, Texas BLENNY (SS-324), on the SECOND War Patrol of that submarine during the period 8 February 1945 to 27 March 1945, in enemy controlled waters of the Southwest Pacific. HARTVIG, DONALD H. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States. Flying at a distance from his own forces which rendered return unlikely because of probable fuel exhaustion, he pressed home his attacks with extreme disregard for his own personal safety. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. The conduct of Commander Hastings throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Through his experience and sound judgment Lieutenant Commander Gallaher brought his ship safely back to port. (Third Award) Born: November 4, 1901 at Baltimore, Maryland GUNDERT, LEONARD A. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Animated Battle Map) This is part one of a planned two-part video covering Operation MI. Assigned the extremely dangerous task of cutting through an enemy obstruction in order that the U.S.S. Although flames spread rapidly on the bombed U.S.S. Home Town: Annapolis, Maryland Battle of Midway; Awards: Navy Cross Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart: Naval career. Synopsis: Synopsis: Home Town: West Plains, Missouri, HULLAND, CHARLES W. S. Home Town: Canton, Georgia Through his experience and sound judgment Lieutenant Commander Haskins brought his ship safely back to port. (First Award) Citation: The outstanding courage and determined skill displayed by Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Haas were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Born: August 19, 1909 at Augusta, Georgia The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Joseph Greely, Machinist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty as member of a demolition party attached to the U.S.S. Lieutenant Commander Gould's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service. His heroic actions have brought great distinction upon himself and his conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States. En route to base upon completion of his patrol, Lieutenant Commander Grenfell received information that Japanese submarines were nearby. TICONDEROGA (CV-14), in action on 24 July 1945, while deployed over the Inland Sea of Japan. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States. Leading an attack group of bombers in the face of adverse flying conditions, Lieutenant Harwood located a force of enemy destroyers proceeding to land troops and supplies on Guadalcanal. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to William Henry Harrison, Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving the Submarine Chaser SC SIX HUNDRED NINETY-NINE (SC-699), in action against the enemy on 27 May 1944, at Biak, Indonesia. Synopsis: GIBBS, HARRY BONAPARTE Synopsis: Ensign Greenwell's outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Harry Bonaparte Gibbs, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Fighter Plane in Fighting Squadron THREE (VF-3), embarked from the U.S.S. Awards: 4@ Navy Crosses (WWII), GALLAHER, ANTON RENKL Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), 2@ Navy Crosses (WWII), Purple Heart. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Andrew Britte Hamm (0-82340), Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron ONE (VB-1), embarked from the U.S.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. Many of the medals received during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. Home Town: Unionville, Missouri. Lieutenant Commander Hamilton's outstanding courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Patrick Henry Hart (0-078621), Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier- based Navy Torpedo Plane and Executive Officer of Torpedo Squadron THREE (VT-3), embarked from the U.S.S. His grim perseverance and relentless devotion to duty in the face of certain death were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to William Granat, Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Battleship U.S.S. When PT Boats opened fire on a formidable column of Japanese ships, Commander Hardy placed the HALFORD in an advantageous striking position despite extremely hazardous conditions, and, launching his deadly torpedoes with precise timing in a sudden, coordinated attack, surprised the enemy and rendered him vulnerable to smashing blows from our heavy naval units. Awards: 3@ Navy Crosses (WWII). The Military Cross (MC) was created on 28 th December 1914 for commissioned offers of the substantive rank of Captain or below and for Warrant officers. The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to James T. Horan, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier- based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIX (VB-6), embarked from the U.S.S. 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