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Eddy Duchin Navy Citation
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from  1945-1945, USS Rhodes (DE-384)  album
NEW YORK, February 10, 1951. Eddy Duchin, dies of leukemia. A few hours before he succumbed to the cancer of the blood disease, the 41-year-old band leader was presented with a naval citation for meritorious performance as a lieutenant commander during World War II. Duchin was the executive officer of a destroyer. He participated in the invasion of Normandy and, while serving with the 3rd Fleet in the Pacific, joined in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa landings.
posted By Duchin, Edwin, LCDR
May 11, 2010
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