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80-G-42663 Commander Howard W. Gilmore, USN

Photo #: 80-G-42663  Commander Howard W. Gilmore, USN
Title: Commander Howard W. Gilmore, USN
Description: Mrs. Howard W. Gilmore transfers her late husband's Medal of Honor to her son, Howard Jr., at the ceremony in which the medal was posthumously awarded to Commander Gilmore for heroism in action on board USS Growler (SS-215), on 7 February 1943. Standing by are Commander Gilmore's daughter, Vernon Jeanne, and Rear Admiral Andrew C. Bennett, USN, Commandant, Eighth Naval District. This presentation ceremony took place on 18 August 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-42663
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