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Frederick D. Sanderson

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Navy and Marine Corps Medal

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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 and Marine Corps Medal to Torpedoman's Mate First Class Frederick D. Sanderson, United States Navy, for heroic conduct in assisting and effecting the rescue of a trapped shipmate aboard the U.S.S. LAFFEY, during the night action off Savo Island on 13 November 1942.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 361 (March 1947)

Action Date: November 13, 1942

Service: Navy

Rank: Torpedoman's Mate First Class

Division: U.S.S. Laffey