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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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David S. McCampbell Navy Cross citation

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

COMMANDER

DAVID S. McCAMPBELL

UNITED STATES NAVY

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 Commander David S. McCampbell (NSN: 0-72487), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Combat Plane and Commanding Officer of Air Group FIFTEEN (AG-15), attached to the U.S.S. ESSEX (CV-9), and as Target Coordinator for the combined aircraft of three Task Groups, in operations against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of Luzon, Philippine Islands, during the battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944. Continue reading “David S. McCampbell Navy Cross citation”

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Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Navy Cross citation

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

LIEUTENANT

JOSEPH PATRICK KENNEDY

UNITED STATES NAVY

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 Lieutenant Joseph Patrick Kennedy (NSN: 0-116667), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Commander of a Navy Liberator Patrol Plane in Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED TEN (VB-110), Special Air Unit ONE (Europe), during a special air mission directed at Mimoyecques, France, on 12 August 1944. Continue reading “Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Navy Cross citation”

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Quentin R. Walsh Navy Cross citation

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

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER

QUENTIN R. WALSH

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

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 Lieutenant Commander Quentin R. Walsh, United States Coast Guard, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of a specially trained U.S. Naval Reconnaissance Party assigned the mission of reconnoitering the Naval Facilities and Arsenal at Cherbourg, France, on 26 and 27 June 1944. A gallant and aggressive leader, Commander Walsh courageously engaged in active street fighting with the enemy as he led his party in the skillful penetration of the eastern half of the city and, while advancing through scattered pockets of resistance and extremely hazardous areas which were still subjected to hostile fire, accepted the surrender of approximately four hundred enemy forces at the Naval Arsenal and disarmed them. Subsequently receiving the unconditional surrender of three hundred and fifty other officers and men, he released fifty-two United States Army Paratroopers who were prisoners in the fort. Commander Walsh’s brilliant initiative, inspiring leadership and successful accomplishment of a difficult mission reflect great credit upon himself, his command and the United States Naval Service.


Born: Feb. 2, 1910 in Providence, R.I…. Graduate of Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1933… Medically discharged following World War II… Recalled to service during Korean War… Retired in 1960 as captain… Departed: May 18, 2000… Interred: Eastern Shore Veteran’s Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.