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|
|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|
About John Kirwin
Former Navy Officer remembered for receiving the Navy Cross after his death for his contributions during World War II.
He entered the Navy when he was 17 and was first appointed a midshipman.
He died during combat, but was given the Navy Cross–the second highest military decoration of valor in existence.
He was born in Newport, Rhode Island.
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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