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John C. Alderman
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1906
Oregon, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1976

US Navy WORLD WAR II
Lt/Cmdr. John C. Alderman
Graduated USNA, Class of 1928
Hometown: Dayton, Oregon
U.S.S. McFARLAND (DD-237)
Service# 0-62002
Awards: Navy Cross Awarded for actions during the World War II

Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John Clement Alderman, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. McFARLAND (DD-237), while on special missions in the Solomon islands area during the period 8 August 1942 to 18 October 1942. On repeated occasions, Lieutenant Commander Alderman courageously entered the Solomon waters to assist in the task of protecting the valuable supply lanes to Guadalcanal, in support of our land and sea defenses of that island. With utter disregard for his own safety, he exposed himself to the ever-present danger of hostile air attacks. On one occasion, his ship was so damaged by enemy fire that it was almost lost. By his perseverance, determination and technical ability, he made the necessary repairs to his ship, under the most adverse conditions, so that she was able to continue in the service of her country. His heroic conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.
Commander, Southern Pacific Area and Forces: Serial 1148p (December 31, 1942)
Born: July 31, 1906 at Portland, Oregon
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Alderman (1912 - 1968)

RADM, US NAVY
 
Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: G, 0, 5872
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 266633
John C. Alderman
Added by: Jan Grant
 
John C. Alderman
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Added by: Jim Walls from Oregon
 
 
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- Cheryl Hanson
 Added: Oct. 8, 2010
Designated Naval Aviator #3848 in 1931. Graduated USNA, Class of 1928. Retired 1958.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Oct. 27, 2009
 
 
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