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CA-38 HONOR ROLL

PURPLE HEART

  Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after 5 April 1917 with the U.S. military. 

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PURPLE HEART

 

Adams, Arthur Vincent  Mamth2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Anderson, Eric John  GM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Arison, Rae Emmett  Commander, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Avalos, Christopher (n)  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Baca, George M.  Sea2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Baker, Arthur Oliver Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942      
 
Barta, Vit John  FC2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942   
 
Bauer, C.R.   
 
Beamon, Thomas E.  SC2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Bean, Harold Ray  SK3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 

Bennett, John E  Lieutenant, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942

Bishop, Albert H., Acting Pay Clerk (Officer) 

 
Blum, James W.  GM3c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Bockover, Harvey Allen  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Bodikey, Romauldo (n)  OC1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942        
 
Bodor, G.H.
 
Bondsteel, Lynford Lawrence  PhM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942              
 
Bradley, Paul T.  Sea2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Brakel, Burgess Vance  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Brandon, Glen Harvey  Sea2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Brigham, Donald Carlisle  QM1c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 .
 
Brown, Lewis T.  Lieut (jg), was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Bueren, Ernest August  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Burris, William Addison  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942      
 
Burtz, Charles R.  Lieutenant, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Boncoskey,Ralph Frank  Sea1c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Callaghan, Daniel Judson  Rear Adm., was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Camp, James Ernest  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Carlson, Neil Alvin  AMM3c,was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Carter, Drannon L.  Sea2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Cates, Willian Finnie  Sea 2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Chatell, Harold John  Sea1c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Chavez, Juan L.  S2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Chouteau, Walter Cerre  Lt (jg), was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Chrisman, Glen Alva  :PHOM1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Christensen,Jess Willard  BM1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942      
 
Clark, Acy Francis  Sea 2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Conklin, Elmer James  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Covert, Albert Donald  Sealc, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Cronister, William Jesse  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Crouter, Mark Hanna, Commander, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Cummings, Damon  Lt. Comdr., was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Curran, Joseph F.  Sea2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Curtis, Bernard John  Lieut (jg), was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Daly, Gerald F.  CWT, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Dawson, Wesley Harrison Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
DeBenedetti, Albert L.  Sea2c,was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Edwards, Richard Marion  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Eisele, George Raymond  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Eisner, Jacques Rodney  Lieut (jg), was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Evans, Winfred Lorin  CQM, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Eves, Stephan Corbett  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Evans, Winfred Lorin  CQM, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Falgout, George Irvin, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Faulkner, Cecil Theodore Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Faust, Albert Charles  RM2c,was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Felix, Len Wilbur  Sealc, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Finfrock, Harry Lee  Y2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Flisak, Stanley Anthony  Y2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Foshee, Alvin L.  S1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Gallier, Ray L.  S2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Gandy, Andrew Jackson  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Garrett, Clifford Taylor  Cox, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Gastelum, William (n)  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
George, Eugene Frank  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Geronimo, Edward A.  Y1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Gibson, Ivan B.  S1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Gilcrease, William Eugene  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Gilpin, Edgar Gordon  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Glass, Earl Jenks  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Gohn, James Calvin  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Goodman, Thomas E.  Sea1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Gowens, Earl Alfred  F3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Grace, Elwood Grant, Jr.  F3c,was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Graham, Ralph Junior  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Green, George (n)  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Greer, Charles Fred  FC3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Grunder, John Dale  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hall, Oscar Smith  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hall, William Stewart  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hammack, James Lloyd  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hand, Harold Holmes  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hanna, John Carlyle Lieutenant, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hanna, Julius Andy  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942   Harbor, Walter (n)  AMM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hannah, Hoyt "N" Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hardy, Wendell Richard  GM3c, listed as Missing in Action, later Rescued, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Harris, Albert Thomas  LT(jg), was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Harsh, Donald Edward  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Haug, Thor Egil  F1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Head, Lester Curt  BM1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hillas, Roland Alexander Jr.  Ensign, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hillman, Ralph Edward  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Helveston, Otis Lamar  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hine, Thomas Ringle  Lieutenant, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hogan, Raymond Henry  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Holbrook, Heber  "A"  PhM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942       
 
Holmquist, Carl Eric  CMM (PA), was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Holochuck, George (n)  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Hubbard, Joseph Charles Commander,was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Hudson, Kale Kermit  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Huebsch, Joseph Henry AMM3 was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Hughes, Hugh Hayden  SK3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Isbell, Harold Austin  WO Carpenter, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Jackson, Charles Allen  Matt1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
James, Carrol Woodfin  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
James, Richeleau Xertes  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Janosco, Nicholas (n)  PR3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Japp, Edwin Henry  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Jenkins, Clair Raymond  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Jenkins, Elmer Leslie,Jr.  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Kauffman, Elmer Henry  Cox, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Kazmierski, Edwin Stanley  GM2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Kempa, George Edward  SM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Keppler, George Edward  BM1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Kerkering, Stanley William  Lieutenant, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 
Kiefer, Harry Joseph  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
King,John William,Jr.  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Kinney, Charles Leonard  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Klee, Walter Donald  GM2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Kline, Floyd Munro  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Krause, Lloyd Stanley  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Kruse, William Eugene  Y3c,was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Lamb, Cecil Elmer  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Lassen, Henry (n)  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
LeHardy, Loujis M.  Lt. Comdr., was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Levy, Harold Bertrum  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 
Lewis, Alvin Jesse  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 
Lewis, Robert Jerd  Sea1c, Listed as Missing in Action, later Rescued, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Libby, Abe (n)  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Lockwood, Will Allen  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Lombard, John Ancher LT  (jg), was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Lowe, Harry James Jr.  GM3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Loy, Jackson Keith  GM3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Lukens, Edward A.  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Lundie, Jack LeRoy  Cox, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Lytton, Dale L.  Sea2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Madison, Herbert (n)  OC3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Marcy, Gordon Wayne  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Marley, Thomas Keith  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Martin, Clyde Custer  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
McBride, Jack Lafayette  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
McCandless, Bruce  Lt.Comdr., was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
McDermott, Joseph Alexander  Y2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
McKernan, Louis Frank  SF1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
McNeil, William Claude  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Mendenhall, Joseph Hunter  GM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Midyette, Lewis Bracy  FC2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Mikulencak, Joseph Frank  F3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 
Mortimer, M.W.  
 
Murphy, George Delmas, Jr.  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Murphy, Ralph Avan  S1c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Myhre, Leonard Marvin  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Mylan, Robert Vincent  FC3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Nash, James Robert  Sea2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Nichols, Harold Wright  FC3c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Nichols, John Richard  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Nickson, Joseph Francis  BM2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Niemeier, Walter Henry  EM2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
O'Beirne, Emmett  Lt.Comdr., was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Olson, Manfred Chester  F2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Pastor, Joseph John  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Perkins, Robert Paul  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Perrine, Sheldon Rose  Sea2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Peterson, John William D.  GM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Peterson, Robert George  CGM, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Phillips, Robert (n)  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Potter, Joseph Skinner, Jr.  GM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Powell, William Thomas  GM3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Quick, Ray Wilbur  F3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Ray, Clarence Wendell  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Reynolds, Jesse (n), Jr.  BM2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Reynolds, William Dwain  F2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Risland, Oscar Stanley  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Robinson, Harold Payne  GM1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Rossen, George Bobo  Y2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Russell, Leo J. S2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Schroder, Raymond Walter  GM1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Sehrt, Glenn Francis  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Settle, Carl Dean  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Sexton, Jefferson Davis  Sea1c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Simmons, Arthur Edwin  Lieutenant (jg), was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Slater, Frank Olga  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Slough, Thomas Glenn  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 

Smith, Robert Lavern, earned during Pearl Harbor.

 
Smith, Samuel Robert  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Snell, Ralph Howard  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Snyder, Edwin E.  GM2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Solano, Ralph Joseph Jr.  Y2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Spangenberg, Kenneth J.  GM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Spencer, Jimmie Leon  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
StGeorge, Merlyn Joseph  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Stark, Joseph Paul  Sea2, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Steele, Roy Larson, Jr.  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Steichen, Francis A.  BM2c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Stodghill, James Edward  Cox, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Stolte, Raymond Louis  Sea2c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Stone, Wesley Howard  GM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Storck. Emory Thompson  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Story, Henry Cleve  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Stout, Haywood G., Jr.  SC1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Stuart, Joseph S.  SC1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Szymanski, Edward Robert  SF2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Tarpley,Lewis (n)  GM2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Taylor, Emmett Shaw CM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Terlizzi, Angelo (n)  Sea1c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Thompson, Wilbert Lee Lieutenant, listed as Missing in Action, later Rescued, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942    
 
Thornton, Temple T  P:hM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Troop, Charles,Jr. FM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Trotter, W.C.
 
Tucker, Francis Joseph  Cox, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Turner, Jack Monroe  Cox, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Tupper, T.
 
Valach, Elemil (n)  CGM, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Vance, C.R.  BM2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Vanderhoof, Allan Lynne  Lieut (jg), was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Veloso, Ildefonso  OS1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Vianello, Charles Pratt  RM2c, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Voisinet, Robert Kean  SM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Wagner, Walter John  Sea2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Wallace, John Arnold  FC3c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Wallace, John George  LT(jg), was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Wallen, Samuel Elmer  Sea1c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Ward, Harold Emanuel  Matt2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942   . 
 
Weems, Jepha Clark  WO:Ships Clerk, was wounded during an Air Action of Lunga Point  12 November 1942 
 
Werteen, Edwin Loid  GM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Westin, Howard Severus  Lieutenant, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
White,Arnold Earl  RDM3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
White, William David  Sea2c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Wilder, James Richard  SF3c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Wilkins, Wilbur Jackson, Jr.  F2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Williamson, John Leon  Sea1c, was killed in Air Action off Lunga Point 12 November 1942
 
Wills, Alson H.  Sea1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Wilson, William C.  Sea1c, was wounded in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Wintle, Jack W.  Lt. Comdr., was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Wisenberger, Paul Grey  F2c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Witter, Jean Carter  Ensign, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Wubker, Virgil Max  Sea1c, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Young, Cassin  Captain, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Zaiger, Albert Charles  CM3c, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
 

US Marines Who Received The Purple Heart

 
Aguilar, Joe M  Sergeant USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Berray, James, E  Pfc USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Burdette, Snyder  Pfc USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Carlson, Oscar  Gunnery Sgt USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Carrell, Robert R.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Dalton, Charles Milton  Cpl USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Egan, John Maurice R.  Sergeant USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Frantz, Lyle E.  Pfc USMC, was killed in The Kwajalein Raid, Wotje Island 4 December 1943
 
Hopson, Miles W.  Cpl USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Klatt, George Staat  PltSgt USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Large, Charles J.  FldClkUSMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Lee, Benjamin G.  Fst Sergeant USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Mahler, Carl w.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Mc Carstle, Howard P., Jr.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Mealer, Hubert R.  Cpl USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Medlin, Otho H  Cpl USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Middlesworth, Malbert  FM1c USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Poore, Forrest R.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Ramsy, Walter J.  Cpl USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Richie, George  Pvt. USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Rogers, Harold W.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942  
 
Samuelson, Allen B.  Pvt USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
Slater, Frank O., was killed when a Japanese aircraft he had shot down crashed into his gun position during the battle at Savo Island in the Solomons. He was buried at sea.
 
Spencer, Cliford C.  Pfc USMC, was wounded during a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
St. John, Earl J.  Pvt USMC, was killed in a Night Surface Engagement 13 November 1942
 
 

Purple Heart   

 PURPLE HEART

 

The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington at Newburgh, New York, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President of the United States per War Department General Orders 3, 1932 and is currently awarded pursuant to Executive Order 11016, 25 April 1962, Executive Order 12464, 23 February 1984 and Public Law 98-525, 19 October 1984.

A. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded-

1. In any action against an enemy of the United States.
2. In any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged.
3. While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
4. As a result of an act of any such enemy of opposing armed forces.
5. As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force
6. After 28 March 1973, as a result of an international terrorist attack against the United States or a foreign nation friendly to the United States, recognized as such an attack by the Secretary of the Army, or jointly by the Secretaries of the separate armed services concerned if persons from more than one service are wounded in the attack.
7. After 28 March 1973, as a result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force.

B. While clearly an individual decoration, the Purple Heart differs from all other decorations in that an individual is not "recommended" for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria.

1. A Purple Heart is authorized for the first wound suffered under conditions indicated above, but for each subsequent award an Oak Leaf Cluster will be awarded to be worn on the medal or ribbon. Not more than one award will be made for more than one wound or injury received at the same instant or from the same missile, force, explosion, or agent.
2. A wound is defined as an injury to any part of the body from an outside force or agent sustained under one or more of the conditions listed above. A physical lesion is not required, however, the wound for which the award is made must have required treatment by a medical officer and records of medical treatment for wounds or injuries received in action must have been made a matter of official record.
3. When contemplating an award of this decoration, the key issue that commanders must take into consideration is the degree to which the enemy caused the injury. The fact that the proposed recipient was participating in direct or indirect combat operations is a necessary prerequisite, but is not sole justification for award.
4. Examples of enemy-related injuries which clearly justify award of the Purple Heart are as follows:
(a) Injury caused by enemy bullet, shrapnel, or other projectile created by enemy action.
(b) Injury caused by enemy placed mine or trap.
(c) Injury caused by enemy released chemical, biological, or nuclear agent.
(d) Injury caused by vehicle or aircraft accident resulting from enemy fire.
(e) Concussion injuries caused as a result of enemy generated explosions.
5. Examples of injuries or wounds which clearly do not qualify for award of the Purple Heart are as follows:
(a) Frostbite or trench foot injuries.
(b) Heat stroke.
(c) Food poisoning not caused by enemy agents.
(d) Chemical, biological, or nuclear agents not released by the enemy.
(e) Battle fatigue.
(f) Disease not directly caused by enemy agents.
(g) Accidents, to include explosive, aircraft, vehicular, and other accidental wounding not related to or caused by enemy action.
(h) Self-inflicted wounds, except when in the heat of battle, and not involving gross negligence.
(i) Post-traumatic stress disorders.
(j) Jump injuries not caused by enemy action.
6. It is not intended that such a strict interpretation of the requirement for the wound or injury to be caused by direct result of hostile action be taken that it would preclude the award being made to deserving personnel. Commanders must also take into consideration the circumstances surrounding an injury, even if it appears to meet the criteria. Note the following examples:
(a) In a case such as an individual injured while making a parachute landing from an aircraft that had been brought down by enemy fire; or, an individual injured as a result of a vehicle accident caused by enemy fire, the decision will be made in favor of the individual and the award will be made.
(b) Individuals wounded or killed as a result of "friendly fire" in the "heat of battle" will be awarded the Purple Heart as long as the "friendly" projectile or agent was released with the full intent of inflicting damage or destroying enemy troops or equipment.
(c) Individuals injured as a result of their own negligence; for example, driving or walking through an unauthorized area known to have been mined or placed off limits or searching for or picking up unexploded munitions as war souvenirs, will not be awarded the Purple Heart as they clearly were not injured as a result of enemy action, but rather by their own negligence.

C. A Purple Heart will be issued to the next of kin of each person entitled to a posthumous award. Issue will be made automatically by the Commanding General, PERSCOM, upon receiving a report of death indicating entitlement.

D. Upon written application to Commander, ARPERCEN, ATTN: DARP-VSE-A, 9700 Page Boulevard. St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, award may be made to any member of the Army, who during World War I, was awarded a Meritorious Service Citation Certificate signed by the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, or who was authorized to wear wound chevrons. Posthumous awards to personnel who were killed or died of wounds after 5 April 1917 will be made to the appropriate next of kin upon application to the Commanding General, PERSCOM.

E. Any member of the Army who was awarded the Purple Heart for meritorious achievement or service, as opposed to wounds received in action, between 7 December 1941 and 22 September 1943, may apply for award of an appropriate decoration instead of the Purple Heart.

F. For those who became Prisoners of War after 25 April 1962, the Purple Heart will be awarded to individuals wounded while prisoners of foreign forces, upon submission by the individual to the Department of the U.S. Army of an affidavit that is supported by a statement from a witness, if this is possible. Documentation and inquiries should be directed to Commander, PERSCOM, ATTN: TAPC-PDA, Alexandria, VA 22332-0471.

G. Any member of the U.S. Army who believes that he or she is eligible for the Purple Heart, but through unusual circumstances no award was made, may submit an application through military channels, to Commander, PERSCOM, ATTN: TAPC PDA, Alexandria, VA 22332-0471. Application will include complete documentation, to include evidence of medical treatment, pertaining to the wound.

H. As noted above, the Purple Heart may be awarded to civilian nationals of the United States. These individuals must be serving under competent authority with the Army when wounded. Serving under competent authority with the Army will include those eligible persons who are employees of the U.S. Government in a duty (pay or official travel) status when wounds are sustained. Examples of eligible individuals are as follows:

1. Any Army employee who is traveling outside of the continental limits of the United States on PCS or temporary duty (TDY) aboard a commercial aircraft and wounded by international terrorists in an attempted or actual hijacking incident.
2. An Army employee in an Army office building performing his or her job who is wounded by an explosive device detonated by international terrorists.
3. A civil or foreign service employee from a U.S. Government Agency or Department attached to an Army element performing intelligence, counter-terrorist, or other duties with the Army wounded by international terrorists.
4. An Army employee wounded in an international terrorist incident in which a soldier or soldiers are also wounded.

 

 

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