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Citation for Bronze Star Medal
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to COMMANDER FRED ANDERSON RIDDELL, UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY for service as set forth in the following CITATION:
"For heroic service as Administrative and Personnel Officer on the Staff of Commander Construction Troops, during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Ryukyus, from April 11 to August 15, 1945. Expertly carrying out his assignments despite the constant threat of hostile attack and other hazardous conditions incident to combat operations, Commander Riddell directed the preparation, receipt, routing and filing of staff correspondence and supervised the solution of administrative and personnel problems for all Naval construction troops engaged in converting these areas into allied bases. His administrative ability, courage and devotion to duty throughout this were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

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

For the President

James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy

Citation for Purple Heart Medal

In the name of the President and by direction of the Secretary of the Navy the Purple Heart is awarded by the Commander Service Squadron, South Pacific Force, to:


for wounds received in action August 14, 1943, on board the YP-416.

Oscar C. Badger

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