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us flag pictureJEREMIAH S. MORTON

Citation for Bronze Star Medal

A copy of this citation was printed in The Buzzard, Volume XII, NO. 2, January 11, 1945. No General Orders Number from the issuing authority is available. Jeremiah Morton was attached to the 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division.

 

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CITATION: 

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For meritorious achievement as survey and meteorological officer of a Marine artillery regiment on SAIPAN, MARIANAS ISLANDS, from 15 June to 9 July 1944. Comdr. Morton, immediately upon landing and while under heavy enemy shellfire, surveyed in the artillery positions and checked the accuracy of the map being used as an artillery fire chart. In extending this survey forward he repeatedly came under heavy mortar and rifle fire. His outstanding service was of inestimable value to the entire operation and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."


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