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CA-38 HONOR ROLL

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

Presidential Unit Citation 

Presidential Unit Citation
"For outstanding performance in action against enemy Japanese forces off Savo Island on the night October 11-12 and again in the early morning of November 13, 1942. In the latter engagement, the SAN FRANCISCO silenced and disabled an enemy battleship at a range of 3,000 yards, sank one enemy destroyer and damaged two other enemy vessels. Although heavily damaged by fifteen major caliber hits she lived to fight again, her survival a distinctive tribute to the valorous spirit of her officers and men."

The battle of Guadalcanal was the primary reason that President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Presidential Unit Citation.  The USS San Francisco and the crew members were the first awardees.

 

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