PARAMARINES Tully, Harry Mortimer

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  • SURNAME
Tully
  • FORENAME
Harry Mortimer
  • UNIT
1 Marine Parachute Regiment (Company C)
  • RANK
Platoon Sergeant
  • NUMBER
251483
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Gavutu, Solomon Islands, 7-8th August 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DOW - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/tully-harry-mortimer.23865/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Platoon Sergeant Harry M. Tully (MCSN: 251483), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the First Parachute Battalion, FIRST Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces during the invasion of Gavutu, Solomon Islands on August 7-8, 1942. Without regard for his own safety, Platoon Sergeant Tully fought a lone mission for two days and nights against hidden Japanese whose dangerously accurate fire menaced the Marines and retarded the thorough occupation of the island. By daylight he deliberately exposed himself in order to draw hostile fire from concealed snipers and upon locating their exact positions he displayed marked skill with his weapon in killing all of the hostile force whom he encountered through this ingenious method. Taking an advantageous post on the beach at night he accounted for many more of the enemy as the attempted to swim ashore behind logs and oil drums. His cool courage and daring aggressiveness were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/39101

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113571756/harry-mortimer-tully
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