DiMarzo, Donald D., LT

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111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Service Years
- 1944

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Home Town
Last Address
Long Beach, Ca.

Casualty Date
Nov 25, 1944
Hostile, Died
South China Sea
World War II
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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
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 To All Who Shall See These Presents  Greeting:

                     This is to Certify that
    The President of the United States of America
                Takes Pleasure in Presenting

            THE NAVY CROSS

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Donald Domenic DiMarzo (0-122831), Lieutenant, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as Fire Marshall on board the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. INTREPID (CV-11), during operations in Philippine waters when his ship was attacked by a heavy force of Japanese aircraft on 25 November 1944. Despite the raging fires and explosions resulting from the enemy attack, Lieutenant DiMarzo promptly organized and led his men in effective fire-fighting measures. He fearlessly spearheaded the damage-control operations and, gallantly disregarding all personal danger, fought relentlessly to bring the raging flames under control. By his forceful leadership, brilliant professional valor in the face of extreme peril, he contributed essentially to the saving of his ship. The conduct of Lieutenant DiMarzo 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.
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 342 (September 1945)
Born: May 24, 1903 at Lowell, Massachusetts
Home Town: Long Beach, California


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