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Angus R. Goss
January 8, 1910(1910-01-08) – August 10, 1942 (aged 32)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida
Place of death Tulagi, Solomon Islands
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1930-1942
Rank Marine Gunner
Battles/wars World War II
*Guadalcanal campaign
Awards Navy Cross
United Kingdom’s Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

Angus R. Goss was born 8 January 1910 at Tampa, Florida, The United States of America (USA).


Marine Corps career

Goss enlisted in the United States Marine Corps 12 September 1930.

Awarded Navy Cross and Conspicuous Gallantry medals

Marine Gunner Goss was awarded the Navy Cross and the UK's Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for extraordinary heroism in combat on Tulagi 10 August 1942. Although severely wounded by a grenade explosion, Goss ignored enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, charging into a cave where the enemy was entrenched and single handedly destroyed the Japanese with a sub-machine gun.


Goss (DE-444) was named in his honor. 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.

See also


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.


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