Donaldson, Trose Emmitt, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 000X, USS Otus (AS-20)
Service Years
1938 - 1941
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Casualty Date
Dec 10, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
Location of Interment
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The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1941-1941, 000X, USS Otus (AS-20)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
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Last Known Activity
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Trose Emmett Donaldson (0-90693), Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while as Gunnery/Torpedo Officer of the Submarine Tender U.S.S. OTUS (AS-20), in combat against enemy Japanese forces during the bombardment of Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands, beginning on 10 December 1941. During a time of extreme stress and danger, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Donaldson, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, worked tirelessly to evacuate ships and wounded from the stricken area and in fighting fires which raged along the waterfront. Although exposed to fierce and persistent attacks by Japanese bombers and land-based guns, he operated and directed the anti-aircraft fire from aboard his ship with grim determination and unflinching devotion to duty. His great personal valor and indomitable fighting spirit were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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