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Citation for Bronze Star Medal

HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

Citation to accompany General Orders No. 53 Headquarters, United States Army Forces Western Pacific
3 July 1945

Lieutenant Commander ROSS A. GILMORE (K100030), United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. For meritorious achievement in Luzon, Philippine Islands, from 13 January 1945 to 9 March 1945, in connection with military operations against theross gilmore enemy. As Regimental Navigator of an Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, Lieutenant Commander GILMORE was responsible for landing critically needed rations and combat supplies on the Lingayen beaches. His regiment lacked sufficient lighterage to cope with the demands of the situation, and in order to secure additional aid he set out in a small boat in a rough sea to seek assistance from a number of navy landing craft standing offshore without a flotilla commander. He succeeded in mustering the crews of twelve of these craft into his command, where they remained for two months and where their efforts, under his skilled and vigorous direction, constituted the difference between the failure and success of an essential operation. With the added assistance of these vessels he successfully accomplished the landing of vital combat supplies in excess of average daily requirements. By his conspicuous leadership in obtaining and exploiting the aid of casual units of a sister service, Lieutenant Commander GILMORE contributed notably to the services' support of the Lingayen assault.

Home address: Mrs. Helen Gilmore (Wife)

30 Nash Avenue
Quincy, Massachusetts

BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL STYER:

M.J. CONWAY
Colonel, Adjutant General's Department
Adjutant General
 

Letter of Commendation
 
COMMENDATION
FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES
 
Lieutenant Colonel Ross K. Gilmore, K100030, Headquarters, 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment.
 
It gives me the greatest gratification to commend you for your outstanding performance of duty as Navigation Officer , 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, from 13 August 1945 to 4 October 1945. During this period, the Regiment was attached to the 33rd Infantry division as Shore Party for the movement from Aringay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and the landing of occupational forces at Wakayama, Japan. Augmented by attachments to three times its normal strength, the regiment achieved the unprecedented record of discharging all army, corps, and division troops, and over 50,000 tons of supplies and equipment over a restricted division beach only 1000 yards long in the first five days of the operation. By your devotion to duty and high professional ability in a position of responsibility, you made a substantial contribution to the success of your regiment in this brilliant achievement. You may take great pride in the vital part you played in the occupation of Central Honshu, Japan.
 
F. H. Falkner
Colonel, CE
Commanding

 


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