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Silver Star Medal awarded to
Lieutenant Commander Bruce M. Hyatt, USNR
by Commander Seventh Fleet on 26 December 1950
"For 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, D.C.
10 April 2001