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us flagJOHN A. GUTHRIE
Letter of Commendation

UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
FLAGSHIP OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

The Commander-in-Chief Pacific and U.S. Pacific Fleet takes great pleasure in commending LIEUTENANT JOHN A. GUTHRIE UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY for service as set forth in the following CITATION:


"For meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties while attached to the U.S.S. OCEANOGRAPHER from 14 August 1943 to 15 September 1943. During this period, he conducted a survey of the inner-anchorages and approaches to Munda, New Georgia, British Solomon Islands. By his outstanding skill and devotion to duty in planning, he prepared a navigational chart and provided vitally important navigational information. Despite hazardous and difficult operating conditions, he prepared charts of the Munda-Rendova area, thereby contributing materially to the success of the offensive operations of our forces in that area. His performance of duty was outstanding and his conduct was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Commendation Ribbon Authorized
Combat Distinguishing Device Authorized
 
D. C. RAMSEY
Admiral, U.S. Navy


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