Receives the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal for his performance while in command of USS Hammann (DD-412) during the May-June 1942 Battles of Coral Sea and Midway. Hammann was lost on 6 June 1942, during the Midway action. Presenting the awards is Admiral William F. Halsey. Photograph was taken circa October 1942. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.