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Admiral Chester Nimitz awarding Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson a gold star to his Navy Cross medal, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 30 Sep 1942

Caption   Admiral Chester Nimitz awarding Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson a gold star to his Navy Cross medal, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 30 Sep 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
Identification Code   50883
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Photos on Same Day 30 Sep 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Jan 2011
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
13 Sep 2013 01:04:07 AM

Watched by Major General Vandegrift (standing behind), Admiral Chester W Nimitz, CinC Pac, took time during his visit to Guadacanal on 30 September, to decorate Lt. Col. Evans C. Carlson, C.O. 2nd Raider Battalion. The other officers in the photograph receiving decorations are (from left): Brigadier-General William H. Rupertus, ADC; Colonel Merritt A. Edson, C.O. 5th Marines; Lt. Col. Edwin A Pollock, C.O. 2nd Battalion ,1st Marines; and Major John L. Smith C.O. VMF-223.

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