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DANIEL E. WHELAN, JR.

Letter of Commendation

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in commending

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DANIEL E. WHELAN, JR.
UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, RETIRED

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

"For outstanding performance of duty as Deperming and Degaussing Officer at the Office of the Assistant Industrial Manager, San Francisco, from October 1943 until the cessation of hostilities. Displaying marked initiative and diligence, Lieutenant Commander Whelan handled his important assignment with sound judgment and skill, reducing both time and cost involved in degaussing and deperming activities by as much as forty per cent. His executive and professional ability were of material aid in the speedy repair of battle-damaged vessels and in routine overhauls, and his noteworthy accomplishments reflect the highest credit upon Commander Whelan and the United States Naval Service."

James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy

 

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