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Lieutenant Commander Bruce M. Hyatt, USNR; Silver Star Award


Silver Star Medal

Silver Star Medal

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Silver Star Medal awarded to 
Lieutenant Commander Bruce M. Hyatt, USNR
by Commander Seventh Fleet on 13 December 1950

Citation:

For gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commander Mine Division Thirty-Two and in tactical command of that division during minesweeping operations conducted in Wonsan Harbor preliminary to occupation of Wonsan, Korea by United Nations forces. During the period 10 to 12 Oct. The ships of his division penetrated to a depth of 19 miles from the outer mine defenses through heavily mined waters until well within range of enemy shore batteries. On 12 October he penetrated two lines of mines barring the entrance to the outer harbor and carried out the sweeping plans in the face of enemy gunfire until his flagship was mine. His leadership and professional competence contributed greatly to the efficient operation of the ships of his division and his loyalty and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U. S. Naval Service. 

Source: Silver Star Award to LCDR. B. M. Hyatt, 3 January 1951, Commendation Card for HYATT, Bruce M., Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Published:Wed Mar 14 15:05:52 EDT 2018