Awards ceremony, all awards were for gallantry under fire during Marianas Island Operations. Awards 1 September 1944 by Rear Admiral J.L. Kauffman. Silver Star: Lieutenant W.G. Carberry, USNR. Gold Star in lieu of Navy Cross: Lieutenant Commander Draper L. Kauffman. Silver Star: Lieutenant T.C. Crist, USNR. Bronze Stars: 2nd Row (left to right): Joe R. Reinheardt, SK1; J.D. Waters, BM2; R.E. Heil, CM1; J.E. Bagnall, GM2. 3rd Row (left to right): A.D. Snyder, SK2; J.A. Schommer, CCM; R.B. McGinnis, CCM; J.D. Orr, CCM; E.K. Watson, CGM; J.C. Pipkin, EM2.