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ENS Salvatore John Cavallaro

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ENS Salvatore John Cavallaro

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 10 Jul 1943 (aged 22)
Salerno, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 88555353 View Source
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Salvatore J. Cavallaro, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Officer in Charge of a Scout Boat attached to the Transport Ship U.S.S. LYON (AP-71), during the amphibious assault on the Island of Sicily on 10 July 1943. Undeterred by glaring enemy searchlights and gunfire, and by the prevailing adverse weather conditions, Ensign Cavallaro skillfully directed the first assault boat wave ashore and, with complete disregard for his own personal safety in the continuous fire from enemy shore batteries, carried on throughout the night and the early daylight hours in order to direct succeeding boat waves to the proper beaches.

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