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80-G-472641 Commander George L. Street III, USN

Photo #: 80-G-472641  Commander George L. Street III, USN
Description: Commanding Officer of USS Tirante (SS-420) At the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., just after receiving the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal on 19 October 1945. He was awarded the medal for extraordinary ship-hunting efforts during Tirante's war patrols earlier in the year. Street also received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against Japanese forces on 14 April 1945. The ribbon for the Medal of Honor is in the top row of his ribbons, immediately below his submarine service dolphins. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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