US Navy Lt Commander John D. Bulkeley receives the Medal of Honor from President Franklin Roosevelt, 4 Aug 1942. The medal was for his actions as a PT Boat Squadron commander in the Philippines, Dec 1941-Apr 1942

Caption   US Navy Lt Commander John D. Bulkeley receives the Medal of Honor from President Franklin Roosevelt, 4 Aug 1942. The medal was for his actions as a PT Boat Squadron commander in the Philippines, Dec 1941-Apr 1942 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   NH 44324
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Oct 2016 10:20:40 PM

Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs is looking on. Lt Cmdr Bulkeley’s Medal of Honor citation reads: For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service, and conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty as commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, in Philippine waters during the period 7 December 1941 to 10 April 1942. The remarkable achievement of LCDR Bulkeley's command in damaging or destroying a notable number of Japanese enemy planes, surface combatant and merchant ships, and in dispersing landing parties and land-based enemy forces during the 4 months and 8 days of operation without benefit of repairs, overhaul, or maintenance facilities for his squadron, is believed to be without precedent in this type of warfare. His dynamic forcefulness and daring in offensive action, his brilliantly planned and skillfully executed attacks, supplemented by a unique resourcefulness and ingenuity, characterize him as an outstanding leader of men and a gallant and intrepid seaman. These qualities coupled with a complete disregard for his own personal safety reflect great credit upon him and the Naval Service.

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