| Andrew Gandy|
| 1942, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands|Andrew Jackson Gandy Wikipedia
Seaman Second Class Andrew Jackson Gandy (born 20 October 1924 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II.
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.
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.