Above and beyond the call of duty

12/20/1954

This memorandum, dated December 20, 1954, from Marine Corps Major James V. Wilkins to the Secretary of the Navy describes Lieutenant John K. Koelsch’s brave deeds during the Korean War. The major recommends that Koelsch be awarded the Navy Cross. Koelsch was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel


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