Name: Dr. Norman Russell LoatsRank:  Storekeeper Second Class

Branch of Service: U. S. Navy

Specialty: Storekeeper, Supply Corps

Active Duty Dates: July 1942 to July 1946

Armed Conflicts: WWII

Theater of Operations: South Pacific

Campaigns: Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Palau Islands, Peleliu. Philippines

Decorations & Awards:

Combat Action, Presidential Unit Citation with Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific   Medal with Silver Star and 3 Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, WWII Occupation Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal with Bronze Star.

Speaking subjects: America’s Biggest Naval Battle, and Survival at Sea.