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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1908 - 1951
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Maryland
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Maryland
Jan 06, 1960
Naval Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1955
Service to 1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
Naval Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, with Combat "V" and the following citation:

"For heroic service as Commanding Officer on the USS Nehenta Bay during a series of fueling operations in support o... 
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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
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)
USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1944 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1942 - 1945
USS Long Island (CVE-1)
USS Long Island (CVE-1)
Rank
Captain
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1944 - 1944
Air Medal
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
He was awarded the Air Medal, with citation as follows:

"For meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a Member of the First Air Mission to China, May and June of 1941. As naval member (of that m... 
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1941
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
1941
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
1941
Floyd Bennett Field, NY
Floyd Bennett Field, NY
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1939 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Naval Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Medal was awarded to commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve upon completion of ten years service in the Naval Reserve Force, National Naval Volunteers, or in... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1925
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1917 - 1918
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Pensacola - Florida
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1915 - 1917
Navy Medal of Honor (1943-Present)
Criteria
The Medal of Honor is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one's life, above and beyond the call of duty. This gallantry must be performed either while engaged in action ag... More
Comments
McDONNELL, EDWARD ORRICK
Rank and organization: Ensign, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 November 1891, Baltimore, Maryland. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.

Citation:

For extraordinary he... 
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1914
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
For his World War I service, he was awarded the Navy Cross, with the following citation:

"For distinguished and heroic service as a pilot attached to U. S. Naval Aviation Forces Abroad. Took an imp... 
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1914
Mexican Service Medal
Criteria
The Mexican Service Medal was awarded for military service in any of the following expeditions or engagements:Vera Cruz Expedition: April 24 to November 26, 1914, Punitive Expedition into Mexico: Marc... More
Description
Description Pending
1914
US Occupation of Veracruz
Description
incident came in the midst of poor diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States, related to the ongoing Mexican Revolution.
1914 - 1914
USS Florida (BB-30)
USS Florida (BB-30)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1913 - 1914
USS New Jersey (BB-16)
USS New Jersey (BB-16)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1912 - 1912
Service from 1908

 
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