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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Service Years
1942 - 1945
NEC
651X-Limited Duty Officer - Supply Corps
Home State
California
Supply Corps
Lieutenant Junior Grade


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
May 03, 1945
Service to 1945
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
In a second letter Sanders stated that despite a thorough search by planes and ships, no trace of LTJG McKay had been located. He went on to suggest that he was certain McKay had been killed instantly... More
1945
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description

Presidential Unit Citation

For extraordinary heroism in action as a Picket Ship on Radar Picket Station during a coordinated attack by approximately twenty-five Japanese aircraft near Okinawa on May 3... 
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1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
The Mine Flotilla, of which Aaron Ward was a unit, arrived off Okinawa late on 22 March. The followi... More
1945 - 1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
On 30 April, the destroyer minelayer returned to sea to take up position on radar picket station num... More
1945 - 1945
USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
USS Aaron Ward (DM-34)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
651X-Limited Duty Officer - Supply Corps
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1945
Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga
Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1942 - 1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Service from 1942

 
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