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Stephen F. Snyder’s Navy Cross citation

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the NAVY CROSS (Posthumously) to

SECOND LIEUTENANT

STEPHEN F. SNYDER

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

For extraordinary heroism as Platoon Commander, Third Platoon, Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Thon Son Lam area, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 23 and 24 August 1966. Volunteering to attempt to relieve a trapped platoon, Second Lieutenant Snyder unhesitatingly led his platoon in a daring night march through unfamiliar, dense, enemy-infested jungle terrain. Continue reading “Stephen F. Snyder’s Navy Cross citation”

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John W. Ruhsam Navy Cross citation

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the NAVY CROSS to

SECOND LIEUTENANT

JOHN WILLIAM RUHSAM

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Second Lieutenant John William Ruhsam (MCSN: 0-30883), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Section Leader and a Pilot in Marine Fighting Squadron THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE (VMF-323), Marine Air Group THIRTY-THREE (MAG-33), FOURTH Marine Aircraft Wing, in aerial combat against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, on 4 May 1945. Continue reading “John W. Ruhsam Navy Cross citation”

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John Basilone’s Navy Cross citation

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the NAVY CROSS posthumously to

GUNNERY SERGEANT JOHN “MANILLA JOHN” BASILONE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (RESERVE)

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Gunnery Sergeant John “Manila John” Basilone (MCSN: 287506), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Leader of a Machine-Gun Section, Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, 19 February 1945. Continue reading “John Basilone’s Navy Cross citation”

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James V. Shanley’s SECOND Navy Cross citation

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the NAVY CROSS posthumously to

CAPTAIN

JAMES V. SHANLEY

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain James V. Shanley (MCSN: 0-8512), United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of Company L, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces at Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 4 October 1944. Continue reading “James V. Shanley’s SECOND Navy Cross citation”

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Lewis W. Walt SECOND Navy Cross citation

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY CROSS to

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

LEWIS WILLIAM WALT, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Lewis William Walt (MCSN: 0-5436), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Executive Officer of the Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during operations against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu, Palau Islands, from 15 to 30 September 1944. Continue reading “Lewis W. Walt SECOND Navy Cross citation”