VADM Roy A Gano

Vice Admiral ROY A. GANO recieved his second Navy Cross (Gold Star in Lieu of) for extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of the USS Dyson, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands on the night of November 1-2, 1943. With his Task Force engaging a Japanese surface force of superior fire power, he hurled the full fighting strength of his ship against the enemy and assisted his Task Force in sinking five hostile warships, in damaging four others and in completely routing the enemy, thereby contributing materially to the successful establishment of our beachhead on Bougainville Island.

View Admiral Gano’s Navy Cross Citation.

Admiral Gano joined the Legion of Valor in 1962.

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