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Dedicated to the men who manned the ships
and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944

 

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BOSAMAR logo:  USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
takes a pounding 
from the IJN heavy cruiser CHIKUMA

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See Award Criteria


NOTE: All awards are for Taffy III personnel, except where noted

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

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Presidential Unit Citation
awarded to Task Unit 77.4.3
for extraordinary heroism in action
against the vastly superior Japanese Navy Centre Force

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Philippines Presidential Unit Citation Badge
awarded to Task Unit 77.4.3
for acts and services of exceptional gallantry
and heroism rendered by its officers and crew
to the Philippines and its people during the battle off Samar, Philippines

MEDAL OF HONOR

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posthumously awarded to
Commander Ernest E. Evans, USN,
Commanding Officer, USS JOHNSTON (DD 557)
for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity
at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty

NAVY CROSS

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RADM R.A. Ofstie, USN
RADM C.A.F. Sprague, USN
CAPT D. P. Johnson, USN
CAPT F. J. McKenna, USN
CAPT D.J. Sullivan, USN
CAPT W.V.R. Vieweg, USN
CAPT J. P. Whitney, USN
CAPT T.B. Williamson, USN
CAPT H.L. Young, USN (Taffy II)
CDR R. L. Fowler, USN
CDR A.T. Hathaway, USN
CDR L. S. Kintberger, USN
CDR W.D. Thomas, USN
LCDR A.F. Beyer, Jr. USNR
LCDR R. W. Copeland, USNR
LCDR J.R. Dale, USNR (Taffy II)
LCDR S. Hansen, USNR
LCDR W.H. Keighley, USNR
LCDR J.E. Pace, USN
LT T. B. Van Brunt, USNR
LT R.F. Adair, USN (Taffy II)
LT S.T. Bitting, USNR (Taffy II)
LT R.M. Jones, USNR
LTJG L. E. Waldrop, USNR
LTJG F.H. Baxter, USNR (Taffy I)
LTJG J.R. Gore, Jr., USNR
ENS W. C. Brooks, Jr. USNR
ENS R.E. Brown, USNR (Taffy I)

SILVER STAR

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GM3c Paul Henry Carr, USNR
S2c Edward "E" Dobrowolski, USNR

BRONZE STAR

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LT Glen W. Coleman, USNR
S1c James "A" Gregory, USNR