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LCDR John Mihalowski

LCDR John Mihalowski

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Oct 1993 (aged 83)
Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 7136869 · View Source
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United States Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Torpedoman First Class, Submarine Rescue and Salvage Unit, "USS Falcon" for action at Portsmouth, southeast off the Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the USS Squalus on 23 May 1939. Mihalowski, as a member of the rescue chamber crew, made the last extremely hazardous trip of the rescue chamber to attempt the rescue of any possible survivors in the flooded afterportion of the Squalus. He was full aware of the great danger involved, in that, if he and the other member of the crew became incapacitated, there was no way in which either could be rescued. During the salvage operations Mihalowski made important and difficult dives under the most hazardous conditions. His outstanding performance of duty contributed much to the success of the operations and characterizes conduct far above and beyond the ordinary call of duty."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7136869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR John Mihalowski (10 Aug 1910–29 Oct 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7136869, citing Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .