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First Name: James

Last Name: McGee

Birthplace: Dallas, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 28 March 1920

Date of Death: 13 February 1995

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
James Matthews McGee

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


James Matthews McGee

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commander South Pacific: Serial 002172 (October 17, 1943)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Gunnery Sergeant James M. McGee (MCSN: 283033), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as member of a reconnaissance patrol landed by submarine on enemy-held Shortland Island, Solomon Islands, August 23, 1943.
Voluntarily and with utter disregard of personal safety, Gunnery Sergeant McGee embarked upon an extremely dangerous mission into Japanese-occupied territory for the purpose of securing vital information with regard to terrain, hydrographic conditions, and strength and disposition of hostile forces.
Undeterred by the isolation of his position and by the full knowledge that no assistance could be expected from outside sources, he nevertheless remained on the island for three days, successfully carrying out an important assignment under hazardous conditions where discovery by Japanese troops would undoubtedly have resulted in his capture or death. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316341   Created by: drjones46




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