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USS Louisville
Sailor=Elzie V. Stucker
Service Dates=09/16/43 - 12/09/45

Posted by Daughter

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to ELZIE VERNON STUCKER, SEAMAN FIRST CLASS UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE for service as set forth in the following: "For meritorious achievement as a Member of a 20-mm. Gun crew on board the U.S.S. LOUISVILLE, During operations against enemy Japanese forces at Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 6, 1945. Skillfully directing the fire of his gun at an approaching enemy suicide plane, STUCKER succeeded in destroying the hostile aircraft, thereby preventing the enemy from crashing onto his ship. His devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." STUCKER is authorized to wear the Combat "V". For the President, James Forrestal Secretary of the Navy.

Upon separation from U. S. Naval Service Seaman 1class Stucker had received Phillippines Liberation Ribbon-2 stars, Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon 8 Stars, American Area Ribbon, and Victory Ribbon.

Elzie Stucker died August 20,1999. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who
remembers or served with him. Felita Stucker Giles

 

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