LYNCH, FRANK C.
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross to Frank C. Lynch, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. HADDO (SS-255), on the NINTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 16 May 1945 to 16 July 1945, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. Through his experience and sound judgment Lieutenant Commander Lynch brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: October 27, 1914 at Benedict, Kansas
Home Town: Benedict, Kansas
Awards: 3@ Navy Crosses (WWII)