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Adams, Carlton R.

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1908 (Norfolk/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
October 26th, 1990
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
U.S.S. Henley (DD-391), U.S. Navy
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commanding Officer of a United States Destroyer which was a unit of a Task Group returning from Finschafen, New Guinea, on September 22, 1943.
When his force of destroyers and tank landing craft was suddenly attacked by ten enemy torpedo planes, Commander Adams immediately brought his ship into striking position for effective protection of the convoy and, by skillful maneuvering, succeeded in avoiding all hostile torpedoes. Despite repeated and withering enemy machine-gun fire, he successfully repelled the assault and brought his ship and convou through with only minor damage."
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
China Service Medal - Navy and Marine Corps
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

"Fleet clasp"
American Defence Service Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

4 battle stars
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

1 battle star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

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