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Arthur J. J. Dimick

Place of Birth: New Jersey, Bergenfield
Home of record: Cleveland Ohio


Silver Star

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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 Silver Star to Corporal Arthur J. J. Dimick (MCSN: 331493), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while a member of Company K, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands on November 3, 1942. During our assault on hostile positions at Guadalcanal, Corporal Dimick, when the advance of his company was held up by close range fire, rushed forward with two other Marines to capture a 37-mm. gun. Under tremendous hostile shelling, he succeeded in destroying the gun crew and putting the weapon out of action, thereby permitting the remainder of his company to complete its objective without undue losses. His heroic conduct, maintained at great risk in the face of grave danger, was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: November 3, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company K

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division