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Frank W. Justice

Place of Birth: Oklahoma, McAlester
Home of record: Hemet California


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 Platoon Sergeant Frank W. Justice (MCSN: 295153), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Platoon Leader of Company A, First Battalion, Eighth Marines, SECOND Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Tinian, Marianas Islands, 31 July 1944. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Platoon Sergeant Justice unhesitatingly went forward under intense enemy fire, killing two Japanese snipers as he advanced. Locating the hostile machine gun, he made his way to its flank and shot the enemy machine gunner. By his courage and initiative, he enabled his platoon to advance and occupy the last high ground to be taken on this strategic island. His intrepid spirit and zealous devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: SPOT AWARD, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 6887 (SofN Signed January 20, 1948)

Action Date: 31-Jul-44

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Platoon Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 8th Marines

Division: 2d Marine Division