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.