4th Raider Battalion (Company P)
Private First Class
Distinguished Service Cross
Viru Harbour, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. 29th June 1943
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Distinguished Service Cross : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Everett L. Tower (MCSN: 347185), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as a Member of Company P, FOURTH Marine Raider Battalion while his squad was acting as point for a large combat patrol near Viru Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 29 June 1943. Moving up a steep hill on a narrow trail, the patrol was suddenly fired on by strong enemy forces. Disregarding his own safety, Private Tower stayed on the trail, the only point under hostile observation, to direct the deployment of his comrades. He was killed as he started to leave the trail after all the men were in a position to most effectively beat off the attack. His heroic conduct was responsible for averting heavy casualties. The outstanding heroism and skill displayed by Private First Class Tower on this occasion reflect highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. He gallantly gave his life for his country.