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Andrew Jackson Gandy

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Name  Andrew Gandy

Andrew Jackson Gandy Andrew Jackson Gandy 1848 1922 Find A Grave Memorial
Died  1942, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Seaman Second Class Andrew Jackson Gandy (born 20 October 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II.

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Andrew Jackson Gandy Andrew Jackson Gandy 1848 1922 Find A Grave Memorial

Awarded the Navy Cross

He enlisted 21 February 1942; and gallantly gave his life on board cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) in a heroic gunnery action against Japanese torpedo planes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, 12–13 November 1942. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

Namesake

USS Gandy (DE-764) was named in his honor. The ship was launched 12 December 1943 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, Florida; sponsored by Miss Ruby Gandy, sister of Seaman Gandy; and, commissioned at Tampa 7 February 1944.

References

Andrew Jackson Gandy Wikipedia


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