Marquette (AKA 95) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1952

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Horn in DuBois, Pennsylvania in I90K, Dnnald J. M.i.l ,1,1 received ■ commission u Ensign, I > N ■■ the I ,S. Naval Uadem) .11 June ,,l 1931. During the earl) I930 ' s he served aboard the destroyers: Hnlben and Imvt md •. " the battleship: California. Late in I " ' . " . Captain M... I dd, then I I. (jg), " .i- transferred to the I SS Sal and in Ma) ol 1938, -.n > dut) in Washington, l).( . in the Office ,,l the i hief ,.i V.n.iI Operations, and ,- aide -it the Wliit, it..,].. In Vugual ..I 1940, he was transferred t o the I ml \ in London where he acted a- Special l Observer he also served on the Sufl ..I \ ice K. I .1 while in England. Earlj in I ' M. ' Captain MacDonald was ordered to Bath, Maine, wl i iterative Officer on the destroyer i -~ ii BANNON, then bring commissioned. In Decemh iiiiii.,ii.I ..i the O ' BANNON participated in numerous . .. nip .,1-n-. among w hich were the capture and defense « > l Cuadaleanal. the Kennel island Operation, the consolidation of the Solomons. iti I V« i rgia, the Kula Cull action, the Kolom- uangara action, and the occupation " I Vella La Veils. During the period of his command " I the O ' BANNON. . aptain Mai Donald, then a full mander, was awarded the Navy i ross " itli Cold Star, the Legion " I Meril with Gold Star, the Silver Stai Medal with Gold Star, the Bronze Star Medal with Gold Star. His other decorations include the roht di Guerre ol I the Belgian Order ol the I rown Rank ol Officer with palm and ■ mix de Guerre with Palm. In VprO of 1944, Commander MacDonald joined the -i..H ol Commander in-Chief, I- Itlantic Fleet, in Washington, D.C and from there went to the stafl .,1 unander I S Naval Forces, France. During the latter part ol 1945, Commander MacDonald served on tin- stafl ol the Supreme C mander, Ulied Expedi- tionary Force (Gen. Dwighl D. Eisenhower), and became Deputy Stafl to Commander 1 S Naval Forces. German) infallof 1945. In Washington again, Commander Mad Id Berved as Chid Support Section, Operati il Intelligence Branch, Office " I thi i ln. ' i " I Naval Operations, from Jul) 1946 to Ma) I ' MK when he assumed Coram I of the Presidential Yacht USS Williams- burg. He ' -a- promoted to the rank of Captain in Jul) of I9S0 and i I9S1 he reported to Norfolk, Virginia, to assume his present I ommand, I SS \l\Kul ETTE. I aptain and Mr-. MacDonald, the former Cecilia Vom Rath \ irginia at the present time- On -» September, 1952, Captain MacDonald «..- relieved as Commanding Mm iranr. ' to assume his nen duties. Captain \/.er ha- also had an interesting and period 1934-1948 he commanded three subs and two submarin xploits in the Pacific campaigns ol World War II earned him the V.vx C ,.,-t recent dut) has been as Officer-in-l harge ..t Reserve Officer Corps training at I I aptain \/er has Us., .laughter-, and I hex anil his wife are mi\ > li\ ing in Virginia ill, the 112 the daughter-. Pamela, i ynth Capl; d naval career; mi ders. Daring the-e IT) Cr„- and a SiK John B. icfa ol hi and Sandra, ar \zer. who had in Virginia Beach. from California to -.1 > i that decoration. nal Island, I atifornii eh. \ irginia.

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