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Silver Star Medal awarded to
Lieutenant Cornelius E. McMullen, USN
by Commander Seventh Fleet on 13 December 1950
"For gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer of the USS PIRATE during minesweeping operations conducted in heavily mined waters and in area subjected to enemy gunfire during the period 10 to 12 Oct 1950. The inspiring leadership and professional competence constantly displayed by Lt McMullen in the performance of this mission contributed directly to the efficient operation of his ship and to the successful clearance of mine free channels and anchorage areas off Wonsan, Korea. His loyalty and steadfastness to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service."
Source: Silver Star Medal Award to Lt. C. E. McMullen, 3 January 1951, Commendation Card for MC MULLEN, Cornelius E., Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.