McGillicuddy, Terry, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
144X-Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering Specialist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 111X, Naval Applied Science Laboratory (NASL), Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Service Years
1940 - 1971
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Aberdeen, WA
Last Address
Arbuckle, Colusa County, California
95912

Date of Passing
Dec 27, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
93801953


 Ribbon Bar
Command at Sea
Command Ashore

 

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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USS Pennsylvania in drydock at Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the battleship USS Pennsylvania was in the Navy Yard drydock, with the destroyers USS Cassin and USS Downes just ahead of her. According to the action reports, at about 7:57 explosions were heard on the end of Ford Island and with a second explosion, the realization came that an aerial attack was in progress. The battleships came under attack but the Pennsylvania was out of reach of the torpedo bombers.

General quarters was sounded and the crew proceeded to battle stations, some breaking locks off the ready ammunition boxes when necessary. Shortly after 8:00 she became one of the first ships to commence firing at the Japanese planes as her anti-aircraft guns were put into action.
   
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Terry's first duty was in PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38), where he was first J.O. in turret two and plotting room officer on 7 December 1941. The flagship of the Pacific Fleet received the SecNav Unit citation and he received a Naval Letter of Commendation.

He participated in bombardments of Attu, Kiska, Makin, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Saipan; the ship received the SecNav Unit Citation and he received a Navy Letter of Commendation. For extinguishing an ammunition fire in Turret I lower handling room/magazine (while in the Majuro Atoll), Terry was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism.
   

 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Iowa (BB-61)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)USS Mansfield (DD-728)Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Bureau of Ships
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  1936-1940, 000X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1944, 116X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1944-1945, 144X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1945-1947, 144X, USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1947-1948, 144X, Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Pacific Fleet (ComBatCruPac)
  1951-1953, 111X, USS Mansfield (DD-728)
  1954-1958, 144X, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1958-1960, 144X, Bureau of Ships
  1960-1963, 144X, Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1963-1965, 144X, Boston, MA, Receiving Station (NRS)
  1966-1968, 111X, Naval Applied Science Laboratory (NASL), Office of Naval Research (ONR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Siege of Wonsan
  1951-1953 Korean War1


Reflections on CAPT McGillicuddy's US Navy Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?
After 4 years of night school, in Boston and New York, Terry received an MBA from St. John's University. He retired 30 June, 1971, with the rank of Captain, and later worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding as Manager, Project Engineering for USS SPRUANCE (DD-963) Class, and Director for Engineering for the LHA Project Office. Terry holds one half of a patent for an automatic life vest inflating mechanism which was invented at the Applied Science Laboratory. He is a registered Professional Engineer licensed to practice in Massachusetts. He is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and Research Society of America.

He married the former Lucia Margaret Agan on 8 July, 1942, and has three children. Since 21 July, 1962, he has been married to the former Mary Jane McManus. They live in St. Petersburg, where Terry is a licensed real estate broker.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
He is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and Research Society of America.

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