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Citation for Silver Star Medal


HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES
WESTERN PACIFIC
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
GENERAL ORDERS APO 707
3 July 1945
NO..........53 Section

Silver Star Medal - Award ... I

I. SILVER STAR MEDAL - AWARD. - By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918 (Bulletin 43, WD,l 1918) a Silver Star is awarded by the Commanding General, United States Army Forces Western Pacific, to the following named officer:

Commander ERNEST B. LEWEY (K100031), (then Lieutenant Commander), United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. For gallantry in action in Manila Harbor, Philippine Islands, from 22 February 1945 to 24 February 1945. As commanding officer of selected Engineer Boat and Shore specialist troops, Commander LEWEY conducted the initial hydrographic survey of Manila Harbor prior to opening this important port for military operations. Despite extreme personal risk from rifle, mortar, and machine gun fire directed by enemy troops from concealed positions on shore, and on piers, jetties, and partly submerged vessels in the harbor, he led this hazardous survey for three days and nights until the objective area was explored and mapped for the safe anchorage and servicing of ocean-going cargo vessels. Commander LEWEY's courage, tenacity, and leadership constitute gallantry in the highest traditions of the service. Home address: Mrs. Margaret K. Lewey (Wife), c/o J. M. Kirkman, 125-11th Street, North, Pulaski, Virginia.

BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL STYER:

EDMOND H. LEAVEY
Major General, USA,
Deputy Commander and
Chief of Staff


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