The President of the United States takes pleasure in commending the


for participation in the following operations

    The Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal — August 17 to September 5, 1942;
    The Consolidation of the Solomon Islands — January 26 to March 30, 1943;
    The New Georgia Operation — June 30, 1943; July 24, 1943;
    The Vella Lavella Occupation — August 15, 1943;
    The Treasury-Bougainville Operation — October 27 to November 17, 1943;
    The Bismarck Archipelago Operation — December 26, 1943, to February 18, 1944;
    The Saidor Occupation — January 2, 1944;
    The Marianas Operation — June 15 to July 28, 1944;
    The Capture and Occupation of Southern Palau — September 6 to October 14, 1944
    The Occupation of Okinawa — April 2 to 28, 1945

as set forth in the following


“For exceptionally meritorious service in action against enemy Japanese aircraft, shore batteries, surface forces, submarines and mines in the Pacific Campaign. Operating in actual contact with the enemy and under attack, the U.S.S. STRINGHAM performed her duties as a high speed transport in an outstanding manner. Operating over a long period of time from the Capture of Guadalcanal through the Occupation of Okinawa, the U.S.S. STRINGHAM made repeated landings in assault and in support of the landing forces, thereby contributing greatly to the decisive victory achieved. Her courageous determination and effort were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

All personnel attached to and serving on board the U.S.S. STRINGHAM during one or more of the designated periods are hereby authorized to wear the NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION Ribbon.

For the President,

/s/ John L. Sullivan
Secretary of the Navy

Source: NARA Modern Military Records (NECTM). Textual Archives Services Division.