RAIDERS Crokie, Paul Andrew

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Crokie
  • FORENAME
Paul Andrew
  • UNIT
3 Marine Raider Bn
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
406321
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Shortland Island,Solomon Islands 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 13.10.1923, Bucyrus, Ohio
father Adam Croke (1872-1942)
mother Esther (nee Debori) Croke (1882-1961)
wife Grayce N. (nee Young) Crokie (1918-1985)
son Val Stephen Crokie (1949-2004)
from Bucyrus, Ohio
died 21.01.1987, Boulder City, Nevada
buried Boulder City Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada. Plot, Mausoleum
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Paul A. Crokie (MCSN: 406321), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as member of a reconnaissance patrol landed by submarine on enemy held Shortland Island, Solomon Islands on August 23, 1943. Voluntarily and with utter disregard of personal safety, Corporal Crokie embarked upon an extremely dangerous mission into Japanese occupied territory for the purpose of securing vital information with regard to terrain hydrographic conditions and strength and disposition of hostile forces. Undeterred by the isolation of his position and by the full knowledge that no assistance could be expected from outside sources he nevertheless remained on the island for three days successfully carrying out an important assignment under hazardous conditions where discovery by Japanese troops would undoubtedly have resulted in his capture or death. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/35891

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92023291/paul-a-crokie
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