John Joseph, Jr.
1st Raider Battalion
Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 7th August 1942
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KIA - See Roll of Honour
ROLL OF HONOUR:https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/gilligan-john-joseph-jr.58334/
Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private John J. Gilligan, Jr. (MCSN: 351523), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion during the attack against enemy Japanese forces on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942. Realizing that his platoon leader was seriously wounded, Private Gilligan, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, rushed forward to his assistance, but was mortally wounded in the attempt. His heroic conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.