Loy, Jackson Keith, GM3c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1942, GM-0000, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Effingham, Illinois

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Solomon Islands
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Order of the Golden Dragon

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1941-1942, GM-0000, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
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Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Gunner's Mate Third Class Jackson Keith Loy (NSN: 3001552), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving as a Gunner aboard the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), during an engagement with Japanese naval forces near Savo Island in the SolomonsĀ on 12 and 13 November 1942. With a complete disregard for his own personal safety, Gunner's Mate Third Class Loy courageously refused to abandon his gun station and fearlessly remained at his gun. In the face of certain death from an onrushing enemy torpedo plane that had been set on fire, he maintained his accurate gunfire until the plane crashed on his station. He was killed in action. His unflinching bravery and gallant conduct were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander South Pacific Area and Force: Serial 066 (November 24, 1942)

Action Date: November 12 - 13, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Gunner's Mate Third Class

Division: U.S.S. San Francisco (CA-38)

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