Gombasy, Louis G.

Date of birth:
October 17th, 1919 (Detroit/Michigan, United States)
Date of death:
January 19th, 2007
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Seaman Second Class
Unit:
U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36), U.S. Navy
Awarded for:
Operation Z
Action:
Citation:
" The Navy Cross is presented to Louis G. Gombasy, Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy, for initiative and extraordinary courage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, December 7, 1941. When Seaman Gombasy heard a bomb strike the deck of the battleship U.S.S. Nevada on which he was stationed, he left his station in a turret to assist in clearing mooring lines that the vessel might get underway. Wounded, he continued to clear lines, help other injured personnel and fight fires."
Navy Cross

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