“For exceptionally meritorious service and heroism against enemy Japanese aircraft, shore batteries and submarines. Operating in contact with the enemy and under many attacks, the U.S.S. CROSBY performed her duties as a high speed transport, consistently maintaining a superior degree of efficiency in the execution of her assigned tasks and, by the performance of her battery, contributed to the defense of other units. Her participation in a long consecutive string of varied operations required great stamina and skill and subjected her gallant crew to constant hardships. Her landing of the First Troops on Suluan Island marked the opening of the campaign for the liberation of the Philippines. Her courageous determination and effort were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”
Source: NARA Modern Military Records (NECTM). Textual Archives Services Division.