The Navy Log is the national permanent registry of sea service. It contains over 630,000 profiles of sea service veterans. www.navylog.org
Though he played one for many years on TV, Ernie Borgnine never was an officer. He attained the rank of GM1 during his ten years in the Navy career. He was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer. He was a Lone Sailor Award recipient in 1997. He will be greatly missed by his Navy Memorial family.
SDC Carl Edward Clark risked his life putting out a raging fire on his ship the USS Aaron Ward DM4 during a kamikaze attack on May 3, 1945. He was an African American in a racially segregated Navy and was not even considered for an award for his heroism. Recently SECNAV Mabus awarded Chief Clark the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V". For more information, go to www.navylog.org