Felix, Edward J. (Eddie)
Freedom Committee of Orange County
Rank: Water Tender 3rd Class (WT3c)
Branch of Service: USNR V-6
Unit: USS Cowpens, (CVL 25)
Specialty: Engine Room Service
Active Duty Dates: June 9, 1944 – June 5, 1946.
Armed Conflicts: WWII
Theater of Operations: Asiatic-Pacific
Campaigns: Leyte Gulf, Philippine Campaign, Manus, Formosa, Luzon & Ulithi islands.
Decorations & Awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Area 7 Stars, American Area, Philippine
Liberation 2 Stars, Victory Medal World War II
Speaking Subjects: The USS Cowpens was the first carrier to enter Tokyo Bay in August 1945 for the treaty signing
on the USS Missouri. We also were caught in the middle of the “Typhoon Cobra” dated December 18th, 1944.and as a result
lost all our F-6F & TBF fighters as well as other equipment.
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