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Marcel LeHardy

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Marcel LeHardy was born February 18, 1905 in Savannah, Georgia, and was commissioned ensign3 June 1926. A lieutenant commander from April 1, 1943, he was killed in enemy action while serving as communications officer in USS San Francisco (CA-38) during the Solomon Islands campaign.

Battle of Guadalcanal[edit]

He received the Navy Cross for his valor in the Battle of Guadalcanal. The citation reads: "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during action with enemy forces on the night of 12-November 13, 1942 on which occasion the force to which he was attached engaged at close quarters and defeated a superior enemy force. His daring and determination contributed materially to the victory which prevented the enemy from accomplishing their purpose."


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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