Joy, Daniel, HM2

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1940-1942, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
Service Years
1937 - 1942

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Waltham, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Oct 05, 1942
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1937, Navy Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), U
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL(Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A SchoolField Medical Service School1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1937-1937, Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
  1938-1938, HM-8404, (Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A School
  1940-1940, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School
  1940-1942, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
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Last Known Activity
USS Daniel A. Joy (DE-585) was launched 15 January 1944 by Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards, Hingham, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. D. A. Joy; and commissioned 28 April 1944, Lieutenant F. E. Lawton, USNR, in command.

USS Daniel A. Joy received two battle stars for World War II service.
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Daniel Albert Joy, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving as a Medical Corpsman with the FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 5 October 1942. By his courage and efforts in behalf of others at great risk to his own life, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Joy undoubtedly saved many lives, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Born: October 11, 1918 at Waltham, Massachusetts
Home Town: Bronx, New York
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