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Citation for Bronze Star Medal


The President of the United States takes pleasure in awarding the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to COMMANDER EMMETT HUGH SHERIDAN UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY for service set forth in the following CITATION:

picture of emmett sheridan"For meritorious achievement as Survey Officer of the THIRD Corps Artillery, THIRD Amphibious Corps in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from April 1 to June 22, 1945. Landing on L-Day and establishing initial artillery survey control, Commander Sheridan frequently conducted survey operations on the front lines in extremely hazardous positions in order to establish and maintain accurate survey control points for both division and corps artillery units, thereby enabling the artillery to deliver accurate and effective fire against the enemy, materially aiding in the seizure of the island. His professional skill and untiring devotion to duty were important factors in the successful completion of the operations."

Commander Sheridan is authorized to wear the Combat "V".

For the President
John L. Sullivan
Secretary of the Navy





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