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gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commanding Officer of the
USS PLEDGE while engaged in mine sweeping operations in densely
mined waters off Wonsan, Korea and in areas subjected to heavy
gunfire from enemy shore batteries during the period 10 to 12
Oct. 1950. His inspiring leadership and professional ability contributed
to the successful clearance of mine free channels and anchorage
areas off Wonsan. His loyalty and steadfast devotion to duty were
in keeping with the highest traditions of the U. S. Naval Service."
Source: Silver Star Medal Award to Lt. R. O. Young on 3 January 1951, Commendation Card for YOUNG, Richard O., Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC.
10 April 2001