24-25 October 1942 — Lunga Point, Guadalcanal
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kerr Hall (ASN: 0-241961), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 3d Battalion, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, U.S. Army, in action against the enemy on 24 and 25 October 1942, at Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. When a Marine battalion was under heavy attack by overwhelming Japanese forces, Lieutenant Colonel Hall ordered his troops to advance by forced march to their relief, succeeding by his skill and leadership in repulsing a Japanese regiment. The outstanding leadership and gallant actions of Lieutenant Colonel Hall during this action reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 318 (September 1943)