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Anthony Leo Danis

USN (1589). American

Born  1 Feb 1899Woonsocket, RI
Died  11 Oct 1982(83)


Nov 1943Navy Cross
Apr 1946Legion of Merit

This is a Commander. See our Allied Commander entry for Anthony Leo Danis

Roster information listed for Anthony Leo Danis

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Kearny (DD 432)DestroyerLieutenant Commander17 Oct 1941U-568

Personal information

Anthony Leo Danis graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1922. He retired as Rear Admiral.

Award Citation as published in November 1943:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Anthony Leo Danis, United States Navy, for distinguished service in line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS Kearney (DD 432), in bringing his ship safely to port, under most difficult circumstances, after that vessel was torpedoed on 17 October 1941. Captain Danis skillfully utilized every item of equipment to the greatest advantage and succeeded in keeping his ship afloat and in restoring her fighting efficiency. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States.

Award Citation as published in April 1946:

Captain Anthony Leo Danis, United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Aerological Section, Operations Division, staff of CinCPac/Poa, from March 1945 to 1 September 1945.

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