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Ships Named for U.S. Marine and Navy Medical Raider Heroes

(1-2,p45-46)

Ship Rank Unit Highest Award

DE-575 USS AHRENS PFC Edward H. AHRENS lA NC KIA-7Aug42

APD-117 USSAUMAN Pvt Joseph M. AUMAN 2E NC KIA-l 1 Nov42

DD-713 USS BAILEY Maj Kenneth D. BAILEY lC MoH KIA-27Sep42

APD-39 USS BARR PFC Woodrow W. BARR lC SS KIA-7Aug42

APD-136 USS CARPELLOTTI PFC Louis J. CARPELLOTTI lD SS KIA-9Oct42

DE-450 USS CONNOLLY Cpl Joseph E. CONNOLLY lA NC KIA-Aug42

APD-130 USS COOK Sgt Dallas H. COOK 2B NC MIA- l8Aug42

DD-946 USS EDSON MajGen MerrittA. EDSON lHq MoH D. 14Aug55

DD-829 USS Myles G. FOX lstLt Myles C. FOX 1E NC KIA-8Aug42

DE-367 USS FRENCH Cpl Neldon T. FRENCH 1A NC KIA-9Oct42

DE-508 USS GILLIGAN Pvt John J. GILLIGAN, Jr. 1EA SS KIA-8Aug42

DE-444 USS GOSS MGun Angus R. GOSS lHq NC KIA-20Ju143

DD- 783 USS GURKE PFC Henry GURKE 3M MoH KIA-9Nov43

DD-712 USSGYATT Pvt Edward E. GYATT lA SS KIA-7Aug42

DE-449 USS HANNA Pvt William T. HANNA 1AD NC KIA-90ct42

DE-510 USS HEYLIGER PFC George HEYLIGER lD NC KIA-9Oct42

DE-583 USS Geo. A. JOHNSON Pvt George A. JOHNSON 1B SS KIA-l0Aug42

DE-348 USS KEY lstLt Eugene M. KEY lB NC KIA-7Aug42

DE-577 USS LUKE PISgt AlexanderJ. LUKE 1E SS KIA-7Aug42

DD-860 USS McCAFFERY LtCol Joseph P. McCAFFERY 2Hq NC KIA-INov43

DE-410 USS Jack MILLER 1stLt Jack MILLER 2A NC KIA-3Dec42

DE-587 USS NICKEL Pvt Thomas F. NICKEL IB SS KIA- 7 Aug42

DE-578 USS PAINE Pvt Robert I. PAINE lC SS KIA-7Aug42

T-KAR-313 USS RED CLOUD Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. MoH KIA- 5 Nov50

DD-863 USS STEINAKER PFC Donald B. STEINAKER lA NC KIA-90ct42

DE-203 USS THOMASON Sgt Clyde THOMASON 2A MoH KIA-17Aug42

DD-72 1 USS THOMPSON Sgt Woodrow R. THOMPSON 1A NC KIA-90ct42

APD-I29 USS WOLF Sgt Donald W. WOLF 1DA NC KIA-90ct42

NA VY MEDICAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH THE RAIDERS

DE-IS3 USS Samuel S. MILES Lt(JG)(MC) SamuelS. MILES 1Hq SS KIA-7Aug42

DE-369 USS PARKER PhMI Thaddeus PARKER 1Hq NC KIA-20Ju143

There were a total of 111 U.S. Navy ships named for U.S. Marine heroes of WWII.

A disproportionate number (27%) were named for U. S. Marines and attached Navy medical heroes. Of this total, 29 ships were named for WWII U.S. Marine Raider heroes; two were named for Navy Medical heroes serving with the Raiders.

MoH - Medal of Honor

NC - Navy Cross

SS - Silver Star

1 A-1st Battalion, A Company

3M - 3rd Battalion, M Company

2Hq - 2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company etc.

KIA - Killed in Action

MIA - Missing in Action

D. - Died

 Modified from - Researched and Compiled by: Jerome J. C. Beau, Major, USMC (Ret.), "B" "K" Co., 3rd Marine Raider Bn.

                           

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