Arnett, George, PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, PhM-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 21, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Drowned, Suffocated
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, ILUSS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
  1943-1943, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, Great Lakes, IL
  1943-1945, PhM-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
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                                        ARNETT, GEORGE JUNIOR (KIA)
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to George Junior Arnett (8559341), Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty in operations against the enemy while serving as a Pharmacist's Mate on board the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. TICONDEROGA (CV-14), during enemy air attacks on 21 January 1945. Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Arnett made many trips into smoke-filled compartments to rescue men who had been overcome with smoke. This was done with complete disregard for his own personal safety and without benefit of a rescue breathing apparatus. Each man brought by him was revived. On the last trip he himself was overcome and could never be revived. His actions were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service, in that he gave his own life in saving the lives of several of his shipmates.
Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet: Serial 03627 (May 4, 1945)
Born: June 27, 1925 at Guage, Kentucky
Home Town: Guage, Kentucky


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