McAnn, Donald Roy, GM1c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1942, GM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1932 - 1942
GM-Gunner's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1941-1942, GM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                                         NAME SAKE

                                   U.S.S. McAnn (DE-179)


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Donald Roy McAnn, Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Member of a Photographic Detail on board the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. ENTERPRISE (CV-6), during action against Japanese forces off Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942. During the fierce air battle, Gunner's Mate First Class McAnn took valuable photographs from an exposed position on the forward port .50 caliber gun mount. In addition, he rendered vital assistance to the gun crew and displayed outstanding courage without regard for his own safety. While relieving one of the gunners, he was struck by an exploding bomb fragment and fatally wounded. The conduct of Gunner's Mate First Class McAnn throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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