Gutowski, Thomas M., PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Northhamptonm MA

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Holy Trinity Cemetery - Hatfield, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILField Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA6th Marine Regiment
6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
  1942-1942, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1942-1942, PhM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, 6th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
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Comments/Citation
                                                  *GUTOWSKI, THOMAS MICHAEL
                                                                     Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Thomas Michael Gutowski, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving as a Medical Corpsman attached to the 1st Platoon, Company A, First Battalion, Sixth Marines, SIXTH Marine Division, during action against enemy forces at Saipan, in the Marianas Islands, on 15 June 1944. Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Gutowski and his company were pinned down by fierce, concentrated enemy artillery fire during an advance deep into enemy territory. When several members of the forward platoon were wounded by bursting shellfire, he boldly faced the withering barrage to go to the aid of the Marines. While ministering coolly and efficiently to his fallen comrades he was himself seriously wounded by shrapnel from an exploding shell. Disregarding his own intense pain, he steadfastly refused to be evacuated and continued his valiant service until he succumbed to his wounds. By his courage and efforts in behalf of others at great risk to his own life, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Gutowski undoubtedly saved many lives, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Northampton, Massachusetts
   
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