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Mark Leslie Shannon - HMC - 1948- xxxx

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  Chief Shannon awarded for bravery

 


Pharmacist Mate Chief Mark Leslie Shannon
Silver Star Recipient
USS Cecil 1948


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Chief Pharmacist's Mate Mark Leslie Shannon, USN of San Saba, Texas, is shown receiving the Silver Star medal for heroic action on Guadalcanal from Commander John J. Curley, Jr., USN of the U. S. Naval Training Station, San Diego. at right is Mrs. Shannon.

Chief Pharmacist's Mate Mark Leslie Shannon, USN and his wife are seen following ceremonies at the U. S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, in which Chief Shannon was awarded the Silver Star medal for heroic action on Guadalcanal. The Shannons, who now live in San Diego, CA, are from San Saba, Texas.

Chief Shannon's son Walt from Sacamento, CA graciously provided this photo of the Charlie P. passing under the Golden Gate Bridge on it's return from exercises in the Pacific in 1948. Thanks Walt.

A young Chief Shannon somewhere in the Pacific. circa... 194?

Chief Shannon in his Marine garb sporting a beard. Beards were not permitted in the Marine Corps. but Hospital Corpsman, being Navy got to grow beards.

Chief Shannon's son Walt graciously provided another photo of the Charlie P. taken in the late 40's or early 50's when the Cecil was home ported in San Diego. Thanks again Walt.

  Chief Shannon spent Christmas in Shanghai in 1947 aboard the
"Charlie P."


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