Citation for the Navy Marine Corps Medal

Citation for the Navy Marine Corps Medal

Maker: James Forrestal, Secretary of the United States Navy

Date Made: 1943

Medium: Typewritten document on bond paper

Dimensions: 9 x 7 inches

Citation for the Navy and Marine Corps medal presented to Lieutenant John F. Kennedy by U.S. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal for his service in World War II. This medal is the second highest non-combatant medal awarded by the United States Department of the Navy to members of the US Navy and the US Marine Corps who distinguish themselves by acts of life-saving at great risks to one's own life, not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

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