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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right

Top Row: Combat Action / Navy Presidential Unit Commendation

2nd Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation / Navy Expeditionary Service Medal / China Service Medal (extended)

3rd Row: American Campaign Medal / Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (13 stars) / World War II Victory Medal

4th Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" clasp) / National Defense Service Medal (2) / Korean Service Medal (4 stars)

5th Row: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (4) / Philippine Presidential Unit Citation / Korean Presidential Unit Citation

6th Row: Philippine Liberation Medal (2 stars) / United Nations Korean Medal / Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

2001 Distinguished Military Site Award From

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