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Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
*Okinawa, 1 April - 21 June 1945

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with 1 Bronze Star
*Eniwetok, 17 - 22 February 1944
*Guam, 21 July - 10 August 1944

Asiatic Pacific Campaign Streamer with 3 Bronze Stars
*Marshall Islands Operation, February 1-4
February 17-25 1944

*Capture and Occupation of Guam, June 20-
August 15 1944

*Assault and Occupation of Okinawa,
April 1st -30 June 30th 1945

World War II Victory Streamer
*January 1st 1942-March 26th 1946

China Service Streamer
*October 11 1945-March 26 1946

The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to members of military, naval, and air forces who distinguish themselves by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.

George W. Adams

 

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant George W. Adams (MCSN: 0-27077), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights as an Aerial Observer attached to a Marine Artillery Battalion of the SIXTH Marine Division during operations against the enemy on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from 18 May to 18 June 1945. Flying in extremely hazardous weather and in the face of enemy anti-aircraft and small arms fire, First Lieutenant Adams flew numerous missions in an unarmed and unarmored plane over enemy lines, observing enemy activities, calling for artillery fire and accurately adjusting such fire so as to inflict serious damage upon the enemy. On several occasions when terrestrial observation was extremely restricted and our own troops were receiving heavy fire from well concealed enemy positions he voluntarily proceeded to perilously low altitudes, often below one hundred feet, to locate and bring fire on the enemy, thus enabling our troops to advance. His courage, skill, complete disregard for his own personal safety, and devotion to duty contributed materially to the successful conclusion of the operation and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific: Serial 2902 (January 16, 1946)

Action Date: May 18 - June 18, 1945

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Aerial Observer

Battalion: Marine Artillery Battalion

 

Louis A. Chateau

 

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Louis A. Chateau (MCSN: 0-28590), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)


Jay D. Cook , Jr.

 

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Jay D. Cook, Jr. (MCSN: 0-35160), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)


William J. LaVelle , Jr.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: William J. LaVelle, Jr. (MCSN: 0-23602), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)


Allen M. Scher

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Allen M. Scher (MCSN: 0-26115), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)


James M. Wallis

 

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: James M. Wallis (MCSN: 0-27086), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)

 

Lloyd K. Wehnes

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lloyd K. Wehnes (MCSN: 0-22917), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)

Legion Of Merit

The Legion Of Merit is awarded to any member of the armed forces of the United States who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.

Wayne Horace Adams

Date of death: April 13, 1976

Wayne Adams graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, Class of 1941. He retired as a U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Lieutenant Colonel Wayne H. Adams (MCSN: 0-4650), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in action against the enemy on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from 1 April to 21 June 1945. Initially, as Assistant G-4 of the SIXTH Marine Division, Lieutenant Colonel Adams, by his thorough technical knowledge and grasp of the needs of the units or the Division for amphibious warfare, was in a large measure responsible for the successful and rapid loading of the Division for the Okinawa operation. During the assault phase and the rapid advance of the Division to the north, it was through his keen sense of duty and inexhaustible efforts that a smooth functioning supply and evacuation system was established. During the subsequent campaign in southern Okinawa, he assumed the duties of G-4 and, faced with the problem of maintaining supply and evacuation when roads were made impassable by torrential rains, maintained a continuous flow of supplies with exemplary ingenuity and foresight. When the Division was ordered to seize the Oroku Peninsula by amphibious assault, he although receiving the information of the operation only thirty-six hours prior to the hour of attack, drew up plans for the logistic support of the assault troops and directed their successful execution. The extremely efficient method in which the front line units attacking to the southern tip of the island were supplied by land and water aided materially in the rapid completion of the operations in that zone of action. By his devotion to duty, keen appreciation of his responsibilities, and his untiring efforts, he contributed immeasurably to the success of the Division. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Lieutenant Colonel Adams is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945


Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Division: 6th Marine Division

 

William N. Best

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Colonel William N. Best (MCSN: 0-73), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in connection with military operations against the enemy on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from 1 April to 21 June 1945. As Division Quartermaster of a Marine Infantry Division, Colonel Best, operating under extraordinary difficulties occasioned by lack of adequate transportation, rapid movement, and frequent wide dispersal of units of the Division, worked with untiring efforts and a devotion to duty that materially aided in the successful completion of the Division's operations. Service facilities under his control rendered invaluable support to subordinate units. He maintained dumps close behind advancing units, permitting immediate supply of urgently needed items, and effected distribution to all combat units, thereby relieving them of the burden of calling for supplies. He accurately anticipated the quartermaster needs of the Division, thus preventing any avoidable delay in supply. Through his efforts a reception center was established to receive personnel returning from hospitals, furnishing them with clothing, bathing, laundry and barber facilities, and with food prior to their return to their units. Throughout the operation Colonel Best demonstrated exceptional proficiency in all phases of quartermaster work and his unusual foresight and ingenuity greatly contributed to the success of the Division. His actions were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Colonel Best is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 61803 (August 17, 1945)

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945

Rank: Colonel

Division: 6th Marine Division

 

Robert Livingston Denig

Date of birth: September 29, 1884
Date of death: July 25, 1979
Place of Birth: New York, Clinton
Home of record: Sandusky Ohio

Robert Denig had the distinction of commanding an ARMY battalion during World War I. He is credited with "fathering" the idea of combat correspondents in the American Armed Forces during World War II. He retired as a U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General. During World War II his son James Denig was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for his heroism as a U.S. Marine Captain.

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Major Robert Livingston Denig (MCSN: 0-236), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 9th Infantry (Army) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F., in action near Medeah Farm, France, 3 October 1918. While directing his battalion in cleaning out woods filled with enemy machine guns and snipers, himself severely wounded, Major Denig remained on duty until his mission had been accomplished.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 21 (1919)

Action Date: 3-Oct-18

Rank: Major

Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment (USA) (Attached)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Major Robert Livingston Denig (MCSN: 0-236), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 9th Infantry (Army) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Medeah Farm, France, 3 October 1918. While directing his battalion in cleaning out woods filled with enemy machine guns and snipers, himself severely wounded, Major Denig remained on duty until his mission had been accomplished.

Action Date: 3-Oct-18

Rank: Major

Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment (USA) (Attached)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Legion of Merit

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Robert L. Denig (MCSN: 0-236), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving at Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, from July 1941 through December 1945.

Action Date: July 1941 - December 1945

Rank: Brigadier General



Bruno A. Hochmuth

Date of birth: May 10, 1911
Date of death: November 14, 1967
Burial location: San Diego, California
Place of Birth: Texas, Houston
Home of record: Houston Texas
Status: DNB

Bruno Hochmuth entered military service after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1935, and upon resigning his U.S. Army Reserve commission. During the Vietnam War while serving as Commanding General, 3d Marine Division, he was killed when the helicopter in which he was riding exploded in mid-air and crashed.

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Bruno A. Hochmuth (MCSN: 0-5117), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, THIRD Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam during the period from 19 March through 14 November 1967.

Action Date: March 19 - November 14, 1967

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 3d Marine Division

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major Bruno A. Hochmuth (MCSN: 0-5117), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding Officer, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, at Okinawa during the period from 1 April through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945

Rank: Major

Company: Commanding Officer

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines


George Kantner

George W. Killen

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: George W. Killen (MCSN: 0-5365), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 21 September through 14 November 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: September 21 - November 14, 1945


Victor Harold Krulak

Date of birth: January 7, 1913
Date of death: December 29, 2008
Place of Birth: Colorado, Denver
Home of record: Denver Colorado

Victor Krulak graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1934. During World War II, in the mission that earned him the Navy Cross, among the Navy PT boats eventually sent to Choiseul Island to evacuate Lieutenant Colonel Krulak and his men was one commanded by John F. Kennedy. The two men became friends and, decades later, shared a drink of whiskey in the Oval Office after Kennedy was elected president. Victor Krulak retired as a Marine Corps Lieutenant General. His son, Charles C. Krulak also graduated from the Naval Academy (1964), and served as the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Victor Harold Krulak (MCSN: 0-4990), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service as Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion, FIRST Marine Parachute Regiment, during operations on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands, 28 October 1943 to 3 November 1943. Assigned the task of diverting hostile attention from the movements of our main attack force en route to Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville Island, Lieutenant Colonel Krulak landed at Choiseul and daringly directed the attack of his battalion against the Japanese, destroying hundreds of tons of supplies and burning camps and landing barges. Although wounded during the assault on 30 October he repeatedly refused to relinquish his command and with dauntless courage and tenacious devotion to duty, continued to lead his battalion against the numerically superior Japanese forces. His brilliant leadership and indomitable fighting spirit assured the success of this vital mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: SPOT AWARD: Serial 02132 (SofN Signed March 9, 1944)

Action Date: October 28 - November 3, 1943


Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Commanding Officer

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marine Parachute Regiment

Division: 1st Marine Division

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Victor Harold Krulak (MCSN: 0-4990), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, from March 1964 to November 1967. During his three and one half years as Commanding General the Marine commitment in Southeast Asia grew from less than a thousand Marines to more than 75,000 in 1967. Simultaneously the strength of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific expanded from 72,000 to more than 123,000 Marines in three Marine Divisions, two Marine Aircraft Wings, a Force Logistic Command and other major supporting units. Tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the units of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific in a continual state of combat readiness during a period of rapid expansion and unprecedented demands, his vision, exceptional leadership and remarkable command ability were of inestimable value in achieving the superb combat posture of the Force in the largest commitment since World War II. Due largely to Lieutenant General Krulak's exceptional wisdom and superior professional skill, this period of rapid growth was characterized by a brilliant anticipation of requirements and thorough preparations to meet every commitment. As a result of his comprehensive analyses, the Marine Corps was able to lead a force fully trained and equipped in the Republic of Vietnam within forty-eight hours after receipt of the initiating directive. Throughout the period prior to and during the rapid buildup of Marine Forces in Vietnam and nearby support bases, Lieutenant General Krulak made repeated trips to the Western Pacific to observe personally tactical operations in the field, study conditions confronting combat unit commanders, and consult with key persons in the combat zone. Seemingly tireless in his efforts and exhibiting a compassionate concern for the welfare of his Marines engaged in combat, he traveled in excess of hone half million miles and spent more than 200 days with his units in Vietnam. The intricate understanding that he derived from these visits enabled him to ensure that the combat operations in which Marine units were engaged were not hampered or delayed by lack of supplies, equipment or personnel. Displaying exceptional organizational ability and foresight, Lieutenant General Krulak developed the concept of the Force Logistic Command, taking maximum advantage of existing organizations and resources to provide a greatly expanded logistic base specifically adapted to the combat operations in Southeast Asia. Tasked with the responsibility of maintaining Marine forces committed to Vietnam in a continual state of personal readiness, he skillfully devised and implemented programs which have assured the efficient replacement of units and the orderly rotation of over 300,000 Marines to and from Vietnam. His highly successful organization of Western Pacific transient centers has prepared Marines for the demands of combat environments while providing for their personal welfare and interests. Maintaining an extremely arduous schedule, Lieutenant General Krulak exhibited a deep compassion for his troops, making repeated visits, day and night, to medical evacuation aircraft transiting Hawaii with wounded Marines en route to hospitals throughout the United States. He was the principal architect in the establishment and continual expansion of the Marine Corps Civic Action Program which has contributed materially to the alleviation of the suffering of the Vietnamese people and assisted them in embarking on the rebuilding of their nation. Completely dedicated to the realization of the goals of his government, he brought to his duties a degree of determination, wisdom and consummate professional skill which resulted in a major contribution to the effort of the Allied Forces in Vietnam. By his brilliant leadership, resourcefulness and his selfless devotion to duty throughout, Lieutenant General Krulak rendered distinguished service to his country and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: March 1964 - October 1967

Rank: Lieutenant General

Legion of Merit

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Lieutenant Colonel Victor Harold Krulak (MCSN: 0-4990), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving as Operations Officer of the SIXTH Marine Division preliminary to and during operations against the enemy on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from 10 November 1944 to 21 June 1945. Prior to the Okinawa operation, Lieutenant Colonel Krulak planned and supervised the training of a newly formed division, overcoming severe handicaps to bring it to a state of complete readiness for pending operations. During the operation his advice to the Commanding General was of immeasurable value, being always sound, and based upon comprehensive and excellent tactical judgment and a consistently complete grasp of the situation. To better acquaint himself with the situation he exposed himself to enemy artillery and small arms fire in frequent visits to front line units. His coordination of subordinate units and supporting area contributed materially to the success of this difficult operation as did his preparation and rapid dissemination of excellently conceived operations orders. His professional ability and devotion to duty were outstanding and his actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Lieutenant Colonel Krulak is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Commanding General FMF Pacific: Serial 61803 (August 17, 1945)

Action Date: November 10, 1944 - June 21, 1945

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Division: 6th Marine Division

Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Colonel Victor Harold Krulak (MCSN: 0-4990), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving with the FIRST Marine Division during operations against the enemy in Korea from 29 June to 25 November 1951. Serving as Chief of Staff, Colonel Krulak exhibited superlative competence in preparing, supervising and coordinating the work of the staff. His personal reconnaissance, often under enemy fire, enabled him to formulate sound and extremely successful plans for presentation to the Commanding General. Constantly seeking potential means of improving the tactical situation, he planned and supervised the deployment and supply of ground forces by means of helicopter in the mountainous terrain on the eastern front. His outstanding professional skill and aggressive leadership were an inspiration to all who served with him and contributed materially to the success achieved by the Division. Colonel Krulak's exemplary conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Colonel Krulak is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Commanding General 1st Marine Division: Serial 33409 (November 4, 1952)

Action Date: June 29 - November 25, 1951


Rank: Colonel

Legion of Merit

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit to Major General Victor Harold Krulak (MCSN: 0-4990), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during the period 16 February 1962 through 1 February 1964. As Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an assignment which embraced most sensitive and critical political and military facets vital to interests of the U.S., General Krulak had displayed superior acumen. During this period dangerous international crises and confrontations were recurrent. By extraordinary initiative, relentless devotion to duty and application of superb professional skills, General Krulak played a significant role in the development and successful accomplishment of national actions, programs and strategies. Deserving of particular note was his brilliant staff work in direct support of the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the recent Cuban and current South Vietnam confrontations and in the development and reorganization of the national policies and strategies. Upon completion of this tour of duty, General Krulak leaves a heritage of inspired example and accomplishment which reflects great credit upon himself, the military profession and the Government of the Unites States.

Action Date: February 16, 1962 - February 1, 1964

Rank: Major General

 
 


Robert B. Luckey

Date of birth: July 9, 1905
Date of death: September 9, 1974
Place of Birth: Maryland, Hyattsville
Home of record: Washington District of Columbia

Robert Luckey was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1927 after graduating from the University of Maryland. He retired in 1963 as a U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Robert B. Luckey (MCSN: 0-4289), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 1 April through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945


 

Elby D. Martin , Jr.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Elby D. Martin, Jr. (MCSN: 0-5283), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 1 April through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945


Addison B. Overstreet

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Addison B. Overstreet (MCSN: 0-6827), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 1 January through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: January 1 - June 21, 1945


Paul F. Sackett

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Paul F. Sackett (MCSN: 0-5899), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 1 April through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945




Gold Star in Lieu of Third Legion Of Merit

John C. McQueen

Date of birth: July 5, 1899
Date of death: December 7, 1985
Place of Birth: Missouri, Carrollton
Home of record: Colorado Springs Colorado

John McQueen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1921. He retired in 1958 as a U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General.

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: John C. McQueen (MCSN: 0-3736), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving on the joint Army-Navy Staff during the planning phases of the Attu and Kiska operations during May and August 1943.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: May & August 1943


(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: John C. McQueen (MCSN: 0-3736), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Operations Officer of the Staff of the Commanding General, Expeditionary Troops, during the Tinian and Guam Operations in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 15 June through 14 August 1944.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: June 15 - August 14, 1944


(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: John C. McQueen (MCSN: 0-3736), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving as Chief of Staff or the SIXTH Marine Division during the Okinawa Campaign in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the period from 1 April through 21 June 1945.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps, 1861 - 1955: Jane Blakeney

Action Date: April 1 - June 21, 1945


Bronze Star Medal

The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States, has distinguished himself by heroism or meritorious achievement or service in connection with military or naval operations against an enemy of the United States.

Owen Aaron
Dan Acchoine
William Ackley
James Adair
Louis Adams
Wayne Adams
Edward Allen
Robert Allen
Russell Allen
*Henry Amling
Jack Anderson
Stuart Andrews
Raymond  Appler
*Fred Arrowsmith
Theron Atkins
Wilson H. Atkins, Jr.
Stephen Austin
Joe Autobee
Deryl Avers
Robert Axelsen

Leon Bagenski
Richard Bailey
John Baker
Morris Baker
*Frank Balanch
Marvin Balvanz
*Robert Banker
Dallas Barkdull
Joseph Barnett
Thurman Barrier
Doyle Bartley
John Barto
Robert Bastin
Henry Bauer
Gordon Bayless
Fred Beans
Jerome Beau
Alexander Beck
Troy Belcher
Edward Benko, Jr.
Orville Bergren
William Best
Paul Beumer
Robert Bickel
Albert Biscanin
Joe Bledsoe
Robert Bloomshaud
Robert Blubaugh
Raymond Boggs
John Bonner
Robert Botts
*Gerard Boudreau
Normand Bourdeau
Henry Brandt
Robert Brantley
* Harry Brenner
Daniel B. Brewster, Jr.
Jasper Bridgewater
Charles Briesch
James Brock
John Broderick
William Brody
James Bromm
Harold Brooks
Harvey Brooks
James Brower
James Brown
Woodrow Brown
William B., Bryan Jr.
*Walter Budzinski
Richard Buffington
Jack Burtenshaw
Joseph Buscher
William Byrum

Campbell George
Carey John
Carlson Edgar
Carlstedt Earl
Carr George R., Jr.
Carr George W., Jr.
Carrick Franklin
Cass Bevan
Chaisson James Jr.
Chalkley David
Chance William
Chappell Jack
Chaverine Anthony
Chizik Eugene
Christiansen Leon
Ciccone Orlando
Clarke Raymond
Clifford John
Coate Roy
Coble George
Cockerill LaVern
Cognito Nicholas
Coleman Raymond
Collie Frank
Conklin James
Cook Charles
Cook Dudley
Cooper Curtis
Cooper James H., Jr.
Cramer Allen
Crane Hugh
Creedon Daniel
Crnkovic Matthew
Cross Thomas
Cross Wayne
Crowder Robert
Curtis Fuller

Dane Robert
*Davis John
Davison Arthur C. Jr.
Dechaine Allen
De Grassi Antonio
De Lisle Robert
Del Vecchio David
Dembrowski Chester
Demchak Steve
Denig Robert L., Jr.
Denney Robert
De Palo Angelo
Devens Richard Jr
*Dickey nathan
Dillon William
Donahue Maurice
Doore George
Dubois Alan
Due John
Dunbar Michael
Dupree James
Durrance Sim
Duvall James

Estell Richard
Ettinger John
Evans Charles
Evans John
Everett Robert
Ewoniuk Alex

Fadden Joseph T., Sr
Fagot Leonard
Fair Robert
Fant Stanley L. Jr.
Federspiel Robert
Felix Raymond
Fisher Paul
Fiske Norman
Fitzgerald John
*Flanery Chas W., Jr.
*Flynn Michael
Fowler Trenton
Francis Royce
Francoure Raymond
Fraser Angus
Freed Warren
Freitas Manuel
French Donald A., Jr.
Freulich Henry
Fundanet Edwin

Gagat Stephen
Galpin Paul
Gardner Earl
Garfield Thomas
Gastellum Yldefonso
Gatzke Andrew
Gaunt Mark
Geer Willard
Gigliotti Louis
Gilbert Eil
Gilland Benjamin F., Jr.
Gillespie Raymond
Gilpin John
Giovando Johnny
Goeglein Robert
Golden Clarmon
*Gonzales Fernando
Good Maxwell
Gottsponer Leo
Gould Alma
Gould Ernest
Graham Robert
Grasso Ross
Gray LeMar
Griffin Alfred
Griffith David
Griggs James
Grissom Kenneth
Grooms Stanley
*Guichard Alfred
Gunter Frank
Guthrie Odis
Gulzeit Glynn

Hall Elhanon
Hall Robert
Hampson Roy
Hamrick George
Hanney William
*Hannigan William
Harbison Charles
*Harlin Bernard
Harms George
Harper Charles A., Jr.
Harpole Charles
Harris Richard
Hart James
Hawkins Hebert
Hawley David
Haxton Fred
Hayes Harold
Hayes Richard
Heckethron Vern
Heckt Melvin
Hedahl Everett
Heppner Elmer
*Herko Alex
Hester Francis
*Hill Raymond
Hiott Joseph
Hipp Sebastian
Hirst William
Hodge Herbert
Hoehne Curt
House Lindsey
Howe Alfred
Hudson Hugh
Huff William
Hughes Marvin
Human Howard
Hunt LeRoy P., Jr.
Hunt Roy F., Jr
Hurley Joseph

*Imme Robet
Imus Elmer

Jagla Joseph
Jennings Clifford
Jernigan Robert
*Johnson Cam
Johnson Charles
Johnson Eugene A., Jr.
Johnson John
Johnson William
*Joiner James
*Jones Ben
Jones Malcom
Jones Robert H., Jr.
Jones Thomas
Jordan Lloyd

Kanchuga Robert
Karn Melvin
*Karr George
Karr Raymond
Karst William E., Jr.
Kaufman Millard
Kelley Tom
Kelly David
Kennedy Alexander
Kimlin John
Kizirian Harry
Klein Earl
*Knicely Gene
*Knight Woodrow
Knowlden Warren
Konecny Frank
Koppitz Paul
Koski Hugo
Krulak Victor
Kruner John
*Kurth Henry A., Jr.

Labocetta Rocco
Langness Kenneth
Lanham Jesse
Larson August
Larson Wm. N., Jr
Lattanzi Attilio
Lauer Charles
Lauro Frank
Lawless Eugene
Lawrence Henry S., Jr.
Leaths Kenneth
Leikvold Carsten
Lemons Milton
Leppig George
Levie Donald
Leweis Burt A., Jr
Liecht Carl
Lindsay Robert
Lippens Arthur
Loftis Wallace
Logan Raymond
Long Kenneth
Long Nicholas
Lore James
Louther Karl
Love Joseph
Luckey Robert
Lunden Marvin
Lutz Russell
Lynn Nathan
Lytle Lloyd

McCarty John
*McClure Alton
McConville Donald
McCook Robert
*McCormick Orvill A., Jr
McFarland Byron W., Jr.
McGannon Michael L., Jr.
McGreeney Thomas P., Jr.
McGrail Edward
McGrgor Wells
McHany Jo
McIntosh Leon
McKennas Walter
McQueen John
McQuillen
MacDonald Wilbur
Maddox John S., Jr.
*Malloy John
Maresh Peter
Markowski Roy
Marshall Robert
Massey Carl
Mattice Robert
Maxik Bernard
Mayeux Theard L., Jr.
Meador Randall
Medinger Wilfred
Messner Alan
*Melniczek Nicholas
*Melton Richard
Menefee Garland
Mettler William
Meyer Raymond
*Meyers Harold
Miller Donald
Miller Harold A.
Miller Harold L.
*Miller Joseph
Miller Robert
Miller Roy
Miller William
Mills Nelson
Milne Harry
Mitchell John
Mitchell Loren
Moeling Walter
Mollica Donald
Monday Anthony
Moore Edwin
Moore Emmett
Mora Manue
Moran James
Morell Philip
Morrison John
Muetzel Harold
Mulcahey Robert
Murphy Edward
Murphy Robert

*Nebesh Pete
Neuffer Robert
Newhart William
Newsom William H., Jr.
Noble Homer
Norvet Robert
Nuyianes John
*Nyman Robert

OBrien Gardner
*OBrien Walter
Ormand John
Orr William
Osipoff Walter
OSullivan Thomas
Owen Thomas
*Owens JE

Pace Charles
Pace Nat
Pallard Harry
*Palmer Forrest
Parr Archer
Parran Thomas Jr.
Patterson James
Peet Lawrence
Penton Henry
Persac Walter
Peterson John
Peterson Richard F
Peterson Richard P
*Pettry Richard
Phillips Thomas
Pierce John
Pilchner Marshall
Plantz Edward
Plumbley Robert
*Puster Robert
Pyron William

Rainbow Harold
Rawlings Henry
Read Benjamin
Reeder James
Reehling Arthur S., Jr.
Reeves Ruby
Reher Raymond
Reichgelt Robert
Reifel Horace
Rice Oliver
Roark Earl L., Jr.
Roberts George
Robertson Charles
Robinson Ward
Robinson Eugene
Roe James
Roise Harold
Ruddy Edward
Rushmore Max

Sabatier Henry
Sabation Dominick
*Sanders Donald
Sanlaufer Harry
Savage Allen
Schroeder Lawrence
*Sealy Johnnie
Seitz Wolfram
*Sheer Joseph
*Sims Byron
Smith Edward D
Smith Edward H
Smith David
Smith harry
Smith Jack
Smith Prentice
Snow Roy
Snyder Jack
Souza Manuel Jr.
Sparks Ernest
Spencer Benjamin
Spiegel Hart
Spiller John
Spolsky John
Starrett Raymond
Stawicki Theodore
Stautzenberger W.O.
Stebbins Owen
Steele Clifford
Stephens Walter
Stephenson Floyd
Stewart Bert
Stewart William
Stile Michael
Stiles Neil
Stillman Robert
Stockman James
Stockman Westly
Stone John
Story Haston
Story William
Stuckenschneider Hugo
Sullivan John
Sullivan Edward
Summers Hubert
*Summo Daniel
*Suttle Dale E., Jr.
Swartz Richard
Swearingin John
Swindal Frederick

Taylor George
Taylor Leroy
Taylor William
Teague Jesse
Theis John
Thompson George
Thon George
Thorne Nicholas
*Thornton Allan
Thorp Otis
Tomasello William
Toney Claude
Truman Donald
Tucker Dan
Tucker Ezra
Tyree John

Vahey William
Van Brunt Frederick
Van Houten George
Viverios Eugene

Wales Gilman
Walker James
Wall Calvin
Wallace James
Walsh Frank
Washburn James
Watson John
Watson Warren
Watts Douglas
Webb Herman
Webster Donald
Werner Kenneth
*Wetter Burl
White Francis
*White James
*Willard Jack
Williams James R. Jr.
Williams Thomas
Williamson H.C Jr
Wilson James
Wizbicki Alexander
Woehrl George
Wolfsie Arnold
Wood James T.
*Wood John R.
Wood Warren
Worley Robert
Wright George W., Jr.
Wright Nathaniel
Wright Vincent B., Jr.

Daniel Yazzie
Robert Yeomans

Michael Zaruk
Wilfred Zeimet
George V. Zeller, Jr.
Richard Zingler
Lewis Zwarka