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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Home State
Tennessee


Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Gollihon Cemetery - Sneedville, Tennessee
Jul 06, 1943
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
Guadalcanal (Third Savo) November 12-15, 1942
2003
Service to 1943
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
1943
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
1943
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
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
ANTI -SUBMARINE ASSESSMENT:
11 february 1943
1943
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
Consolidation of Solomon Islands February 8, 1943 - March 15, 1945
1943
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
New Georgia Group operation June 20 - October 16, 1943
1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1943
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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Memories
Ironically, Helena made a perfect target when lit by the flashes of her own guns.


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1943 - 1943
Battle of Kula Gulf
Description
The naval Battle of Kula Gulf took place in the early hours of 6 July 1943 during World War II and was between United States and Japanese ships off the coast of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands.
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Memories
The first goal on New Georgia proper was Rice Anchorage. In the force escorting the transports carry... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Kolombangara
Description
The Battle of Kolombangara ( known as the Second Battle of Kula Gulf) was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the night of 12/13 July 1943, off Kolombangara in the Solomo... More
1943 - 1943
New Georgia Campaign (1943)
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
Helena found a measure of revenge when she was assigned to the several bombardments of Japanese posi... More
1943 - 1943
USS Helena (CL-50)
USS Helena (CL-50)
Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Comments
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1942 - 1943
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
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
Cape Esperance (Second Savo) October 11-12, 1942
1942
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
Capture and defense of Guadalcanal August 10, 1942 - February 8, 1943
1942
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
... More
Memories
In 1942, Helena sailed to enter action, escorting a detachment of Seabees and an aircraft carrier ru... More
1942 - 1942
Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
Description
Cape Esperance (Second Savo) October 11–12, 1942. The Battle of Cape Esperance, also known as the Second Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the Sea Battle of Savo Island, took place on... More
Memories
Helena's next action was near Rennell Island, again in support of a movement of transports into Guad... More
1942 - 1942
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
Memories
Helena saw the climatic Naval Battle of Guadalcanal from its beginning when she was assigned the job... More
1942 - 1942
Service from 1941

 
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