Corry, William Merrill, Jr., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1920-1920, 131X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Service Years
1910 - 1920
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home Town
Quincy, Florida
Last Address
Hartford, Connecticut
Buried at Eastern Cemetery, Quincy, Florida.

Date of Passing
Oct 06, 1920
Location of Interment
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Hartford, Connecticut on October 2, 1920. His citation reads:

"For heroic service in attempting to rescue a brother officer from a flame-enveloped airplane.  On 2 October 1920, an airplane in which Lt. Comdr.  Corry was a passenger crashed and burst into flames.  He was thrown 30 feet clear of the plane and, though injured, rushed back to the burning machine and endeavored to release the pilot.  In so doing he sustained serious burns, from which he died four days later."
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 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLCommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1910-1915, 110X, USS Kansas (BB-21)
  1915-1916, 137X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1916-1917, 131X, USS Seattle (CA-11)
  1920-1920, 131X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1920-1920, 131X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
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United States Naval Academy
  1906-1910, United States Naval Academy
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