The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY CROSS to
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
CLARENCE E. ANGEVINE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Clarence E. Angevine (355082), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with Company C, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, on 10 January 1944. When a withering, relentless hail of enemy machine-gun and sniper fire inflicted severe casualties on his platoon, Private First Class Angevine unhesitatingly made his way forward in the face of the persistent, devastating fire and, courageously risking his life, pulled five wounded men to a position of safety where medical aid could be administered. Private First Class Angevine’s selfless efforts and great personal valor contributed materially to the saving the lives of his comrades and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: 7 March 1922 in Highland Park, Mich…. Passed 26 March 2013… Interred: Allen Cemetery in Allen, Mich.