Army & Navy: Tommy Hart's Gold Star

Admiral Thomas Charles Hart already had a Distinguished Service Medal, ". . . for distinguished service afloat in command of submarines engaged in operations against the enemy" in World War I. Last week President Roosevelt personally pinned on him the Navy Gold Star, for ''exceptionally meritorious service as Commander in Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet."

Most interesting was the unusual citation's remarkable last sentence: "His conduct of the operations of the Allied naval forces in the Southwest Pacific area during January and February, 1942, was characterized by unfailing judgment and sound decision, coupled...

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