John Kirwin (War Hero) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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John J. Kirwin was a United States Navy officer who received the Navy Cross posthumously for his actions in combat during World War II.

Service/branch: United States Naval Reserve
Born: July 4, 1918, Newport, Rhode Island
Died: September 11, 1943, Salerno Bay, off the coast of Italy
Rank: Lieutenant
Battles/wars: World War II, Battle of the Atlantic, Operation Torch (Invasion of North Africa), Operation Husky (Invasion of Sicily), Operation Avalanche (Invasion of Salerno)
Years of service: 1935–1943
Awards: Navy Cross

About John Kirwin

Former Navy Officer remembered for receiving the Navy Cross after his death for his contributions during World War II.

Before Fame

He entered the Navy when he was 17 and was first appointed a midshipman.

Achievement

He died during combat, but was given the Navy Cross–the second highest military decoration of valor in existence.

Family Life

He was born in Newport, Rhode Island.

Associations

Both he and James Roosevelt were awarded the Navy Cross for their extreme heroism during combat.

Information related to John J. Kirwin

  • American military personnel killed in World War II
  • Recipients of the Navy Cross (United States)

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Latest information about John Kirwin updated on September 10, 2020.


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