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Name  George Falgout
Unit  USS San Francisco
Rank  Seaman Second Class
Years of service  1942

Born  October 28, 1922 Raceland, Louisiana (1922-10-28)
Died  November 19, 1942 KIA at Guadalcanal
Allegiance  United States of America

Service/branch  United States Navy

George Irvin Falgout, born 28 October 1922 in Raceland, Louisiana, enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve 19 February 1942. He was killed in action in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 12 November 1942, while serving in San Francisco (CA-38), heavily damaged in the battle. Seaman Second Class Falgout was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his great heroism and determination to defend his ship even at the cost of his life, when he remained at his gun, firing at a Japanese aircraft until it crashed into his station.

Namesake

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Falgout (DE-324) was named in his honor.

References

George I. Falgout Wikipedia


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