Photo #: 80-G-K-2432 (Color)
Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill, USN
Receives the Navy Cross medal from Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch, in ceremonies held on the after deck of USS Montpelier (CL-57), 11 December 1943.
Probably taken in Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 September 2002