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us flagEDWARD R. McCARTHY

Citation for Award of Legion of Merit

HEADQUARTERS
NORTH AFRICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS
UNITED STATES ARMY APO 534
GENERAL ORDERS
NUMBER 95 24 September 1944.


AWARD OF LEGION OF MERIT
 
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Army Regulations 600-45, as amended, the Legion of Merit was awarded by the Theater Commander to the following named personnel for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service:

EDWARD R. McCARTHY, k1000021, Commander, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, for services with the 591st Engineer Boat Regiment, in the North African Theater of Operations, from 8 November 1942 to 15 December 1943. Entered service from Key West, Florida.
 
By command of Lieutenant General DEVERS:

GEORGE D. PENCE
Brigadier General, GSC,
Chief of Staff.
 

CITATION FOR LEGION OF MERIT
 
EDWARD R. McCARTHY, K-1000021, Commander, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services with the 591st Engineer Boat Regiment, in the North African Theater of Operations, from 8 November 1942 to 15 December 1943. As Port Operations Officer, Port of Arzew, as Battalion Executive operating the joint Anglo-American Ports of Mers-el-Kebir and, later Algiers. Commander McCarthy was responsible for unloading of ships of convoys for the operations in this theater. Working under a tremendous traffic load with personnel untrained in port operations, and in a constantly changing situation, Commander McCarthy accelerated the discharging and loading of ships so efficiently that new records were attained. His resourcefulness, professional ability and unsparing devotion to duty produced a smoothly functioning unit which successfully met unpredictable and extremely complicated operational demands, thus contributing in a large measure to the support of the early phases of the North African landings and the mountings of succeeding operations. Commander McCarthy's zeal and enthusiasm were an inspiration to his men and a credit to the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army. Entered the service from Key West, Florida.

 Citation for Bronze Star Medal
 
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH ARMY
APO 758 US ARMY
 
GENERAL ORDERS 5 July 1945
NUMBER 295

III-AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL. By direction of the President, under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-45, 22 September 1943, as amended, the Bronze Star Medal is awarded by the Army Commander to the following named individual for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations:
 
EDWARD R. McCARTHY, K 100 021, Lieutenant Colonel, Coast and Geodetic Survey (Corps of Engineers), Headquarters 2755th Engineer Cjombat Battalion, from 6 January 1945 to 8 May 1945, in France and Germany. Entered military service from Key West, Florida.
 
BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL HAISLIP
 
PEARSON MENOHER
Brigadier General, GSC
Chief of Staff
 

CITATION
 
EDWARD R. McCARTHY, K 100 021, Lieutenant Colonel, Coast and Geodetic Survey (Corps of Engineers), Headquarters 2755th Engineer Combat Battalion, for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations from 6 January 1945 to 8 May 1945, in France and Germany. The newly reorganized command of Colonel McCarthy was faced with performing, under combat conditions, tasks that were entirely new to them. Through his untiring efforts, the unit acquitted itself creditably in every instance. His loyalty, devotion to duty, and attention to detail were the main factors in the successful performance of his battalion in its pursuit of the enemy. Entered military service from Key West, Florida.

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