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John Nelson Cambron

John Nelson Cambron

Silver StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Chief Shipfitter
Service Number 380 71 15
Birth Date January 9, 1910
From Long Beach, California
Decorations Silver Star, Purple Heart
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death May 6, 1942
Location Philippine Islands
Circumstances Killed in fighting ashore after Canopus was scuttled.

John was born in Miles City, Montana.

Silver Star Award Synopsis: Shipfitter First Class John Nelson Cambron (NSN: 3807115), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. Synopsis courtesy of The Hall of Valor Project.


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