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Sorry, a participation award.....he fired a machine gun..BFD

Every sailor has a battle duty station......when General Quarters is sounded that's where ALL SAILORS GO

A family friend and his buddy got off the ground at Pearl Harbor and shot down at least 7 Jap planes
They were recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor......it was turned down BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE FUCKING ORDERS TO TAKE OFF

Look up Capt. Ben L.Saloman.......He was a surgeon defending a field hospital under attack so they could evacuate the wounded ....he was killed but with his rifle he killed 98 Japanese soldiers......Posthumously got the Congressional Medal of Honor
At Midway Cmdr Wade McCluskey, on a hunch went in a different direction, his buddy Cmdr Richard Best put 2, 1,000 pound
bombs THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE DECKS OF 2 JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS......Breaking the back of the
Imperial Navy......just doing his job
Admiral Nimitz said it was one of the most important decisions of the War in the Pacific.......nothing got named after them

The Battle off Samar.........3 destroyers and 4 destroyer escorts took on the Japanese Center Force of 4 battleships, 6 heavy cruisers, 2 light cruisers and 11
destroyers to defend the landing at Leyte..... their orders "Stop at any cost"
and the Japanese retreated >:)
Look up the USS Samuel B Roberts, the 2nd most famous US Navy ship......"The Destroyer Escort that fought like a battle ship"......it sank 1 heavy cruiser and exchanged broadsides for an hour with another heavy cruiser......
USS Samuel B Roberts had 2, 5 inch guns vs a ship with 9, 8 inch guns......they went so close the cruiser couldn't depress their guns enough to hit the Roberts.......they destroyed the bridge of the cruiser and one turret
Yes, it was sunk......but their actions saved the lives of 200,000 troops landing at Leyte
The Americans fought so furiously the Japanese armada retreated

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