George I. Falgout

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George Irvin Falgout
Born (1922-10-28)October 28, 1922
Raceland, Louisiana
Died November 19, 1942
KIA at Guadalcanal
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1942
Rank Seaman Second Class
Unit USS San Francisco
Battles/wars World War II
*Battle of Guadalcanal
Awards Navy Cross

George Irvin Falgout, born 28 October 1922 in Raceland, Louisiana, enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve 19 February 1942. He was killed in action in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 12 November 1942, while serving in San Francisco (CA-38), heavily damaged in the battle. Seaman Second Class Falgout was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his great heroism and determination to defend his ship even at the cost of his life, when he remained at his gun, firing at a Japanese aircraft until it crashed into his station.

Namesake[edit]

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Falgout (DE-324) was named in his honor.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • Falgout, Dictionary of Naval Fighting Ships.