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Peter Michael Moncy

Date of birth: June 2, 1898
Date of death: May 04, 1978
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Brockton
Home of record: Brockton Massachusetts

Peter Moncy graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1921. He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral.


Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Peter Michael Moncy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Fleet Oiler U.S.S. LARAMIE (AO-16), in handling his ship and crew when that vessel was attacked and damaged on 28 August 1942 during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. Commander Moncy ordered all hands to battle stations the instant he observed the attack was imminent, thereby preventing numerous casualties. He also maneuvered clear of the formation, at the same time capably directing damage control organization in correcting list and trim. By his thoroughness of preparation, skill and leadership, he was able to abandon the area of the attack and bring his ship safely into port. Commander Moncy's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)

Action Date: August 28, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Laramie (AO-16)