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Citation for Navy Cross

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Citation for Navy Cross for Lieutenant Commander Solomon S. Isquith. "For distinguished service in line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. UTAH during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese Forces on 7 December 1941. With extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety, Lieutenant Commander Isquith directed the abandonment of the ship when it was capsizing rapidly, in such a cool and efficient manner that approximately ninety per cent of the crew were saved. " Signed by Francis Knox, Secretary of the Navy.

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