RAIDERS McLarney, Edward Patrick

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
McLarney
  • FORENAME
Edward Patrick
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion
  • RANK
Lieutenant Commander
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Navy Cross
  • PLACE
Guadalcanal, 13th-14th September 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 10.06.1909, Washington, D.C.
wife Edna Cecilia (nee Moreland) McLarney (1909-1994)
died 18.08.1982 (Aged 73) San Luis Obispo County, California
Old Mission Cemetery, San Luis Abispo, California. New Mausoleum
 

CITATION:

Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander (MC) Edward P. McLarney, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage, and disregard of personal danger while serving as Medical Officer and Battalion Surgeon of the FIRST Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, during a night action with enemy Japanese forces on 13 - 14 September 1942. Coolly disregarding fire from front and flank, and assisted by a greatly reduced number of Hospital Corpsmen, Lieutenant Commander McLarney rendered aid to approximately 200 casualties, working from midnight until morning under continual fire. When his aid station became untenable because of enemy attacks, he directed its transfer to the rear. By his courage, determination, and untiring devotion to duty, Lieutenant Commander McLarney saved many lives. His professional ability, courage, and inspiring devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Medical Corps and the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/21374

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95270013/edward-patrick-mclarney
OUR KIND OF WAR. Illustrated Saga of the U.S. Marine Raiders of WORLD WAR II
by R.G. Rosenquist, Martin J. Sexton & Robert A. Buerlein
Amphibious Assault: First Wave on Guam and Okinawa
by George R Aspley & Samuel Aspley
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