Goss, Angus R, WO

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 0306, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1930 - 1943

Warrant Officer


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tampa, Florida
Last Address
Tampa, Florida

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1943
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Solomon Islands
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Plot D Row 10 Grave 189

 Official Badges 

Marine Gunner

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Angus R. Goss; Detachment 56World War II Fallen
  2012, Marine Corps League, Angus R. Goss; Detachment 56 (Vice Commander) (Tampa, Florida) [Verified]
  2015, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
1st Raider Bn
  1942-1943, 0306, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Also awarded Great Britain's Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

**The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) was, until 1993, a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Armed Forces (and from September 1942 to personnel of the Merchant Navy of rank equivalent to that of Petty Officer or Seaman) and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy at sea or in the air.

The original Royal Navy medal was instituted briefly in 1855, and fully on 7 July 1874. During World War II, the Royal Air Force medal - the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying) - was added, from 1943.

The Medal was the other ranks' equivalent of the Distinguished Service Order when awarded for bravery to commissioned officers, although it ranked well below that in order of precedence, between the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Recipients of the medal were entitled to use the post-nominal letters "CGM".

In 1993, the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, Distinguished Service Order (when awarded for gallantry) and Distinguished Conduct Medal were all replaced by the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC). The CGC is tri-service and is awarded to all ranks. It is second only to the Victoria Cross for bravery in action.

USS Goss (DE-444) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The primary purpose of the destroyer escort was to escort and protect ships in convoy, in addition to other tasks as assigned, such as patrol or radar picket. Post-war she proudly returned home with four battle stars to her credit.

Goss (DE-444) was named in honor of Marine Gunner Angus R. Goss who posthumously received the Navy Cross and Britain?s Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for charging into a cave where the enemy was entrenched and single handedly destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun.

She was laid down 16 December 1943 by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newark, New Jersey; launched 19 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Jamie S. Goss, sister-in-law of Marine Gunner Goss; and commissioned 26 August 1944, Lt. Comdr. Claude A. Kirkpatrick in command.

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Angus R. Goss (0-19299), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with a detachment of the FIRST Marine Raider Battalion in action against enemy Japanese forces at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on 10 August 1942. Although severely wounded by the explosion of a grenade thrown by the enemy, gunnery Sergeant Goss, in the face of machine-gun and rifle fire, charged into the cave where a hostile machine gun and snipers were entrenched and, single-handed, destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun. His indomitable fighting spirit and extreme courage undoubtedly saved the lives of other members of his detachment and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Approved by the Secretary of the Navy on October 8, 1943
Born: January 8, 1910 at Tampa, Florida
Home Town: Tampa, Florida
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