Lawrence Daspit

Lawrence Daspit

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Navy Cross recipient

    The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lawrence R. Daspit, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. TINOSA (SS-238), during a War Patrol of that submarine in enemy controlled waters of the Pacific Theater of Operations. Through his experience and sound judgment Commander Daspit brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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