“The finest young officer”

5/20/1954

In this “Naval Speed Letter” of May 20, 1954, to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Commander Dudley S. Billett states that Lieutenant John K. Koelsch was not recommended for any award for outstanding action while under his command in Korea. LT Koelsch later was awarded the Medal of Honor.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel


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