Joseph Louis Sykes, Award Notice, 1946 December 16
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In reply address not the signer of this letter, but Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, Washington 25, D. C. NAVY DEPARTMENT BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON 25, D. C. for PEACE OF MIND BUY SAVINGS BONDS Refer to No. Pers-102G-ph MM/936 33 34 16 DEC 1946 Boykins, Va. Dear Mr. Sykes: The Chief of Naval Personnel takes pleasure in forwarding with his congratulations the following award made to you for meritorious conduct as a member of the Naval service: Ribbon bar of the Navy Unit Commendation awarded the TENNESSEE for outstanding heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces during the period from 31 January 1944 to 21 June 1945. By direction of Chief of Naval Personnel. Sincerely yours, Joe H. Floyd JOE H. FLOYD Lt. Comdr., USN, Director Enlisted Processing & Transmittal Medals & Awards