CDR Mark Hanna Crouter

CDR Mark Hanna Crouter

Birth
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, USA
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 45)
At Sea
Burial Union, Union County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 77371737 · View Source
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Commander US Navy

Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Commander Mark Hanna Crouter (NSN: 0-55937), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Executive Officer of the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), during action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands Area on the night of 12 and 13 November 1942. Although suffering from severe wounds received at the outset of the engagement, Commander Crouter, with sturdy endurance and courageous disregard for his own personal safety, remained aboard his ship rather than submit to transfer for medical treatment. Determined to render further assistance in the conduct of the SAN FRANCISCO, despite intense pain and waning strength, he carried on with grim perseverance until he was killed during the course of night action against the enemy. His unyielding devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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  • Maintained by: Jeff Davis
  • Originally Created by: Gravely and Morticia Diggens
  • Added: 30 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 77371737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Mark Hanna Crouter (3 Oct 1897–13 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 77371737, citing Union Cemetery, Union, Union County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Davis (contributor 47839808) .