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Norman Scott
Birth: Aug. 10, 1889
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1942

WW II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911. Promoted Rear Admiral in May 1942, he was sent to the south Pacific, where he commanded a fire support group during the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in early August 1942. On October 11th and 12th 1942, he commanded a cruiser-destroyer force in the Battle of Cape Esperance, the U.S. Navy's first surface victory of the campaign. On November 13, 1942, he was second in command during the initial night action of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. In that brutal fight he was killed in action when his flagship, the light cruiser U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51), was fatally damaged by Japanese gunfire and torpedoes. For his "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous intrepidity" in the October and November 1942 battles, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial *
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8173574
Norman Scott
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