Navy Honors Chief Harold Burke

Issue 3 and Volume 99.

Navy Honors Chief Harold Burke Division Chief Harold J. Burke, New York Fire Department (USNR), received at the hands of Admiral Monroe Kelly, USN. Commandant of the Third Naval District, the Presidential Citation and the Legion of Merit Medal for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the government of the United States as officer in charge of the Fire Protection Subsection of the Damage Control and Chemical Defense Section, Bureau of Ships, from December 1941 to October 1945. Supervising the fire fighting schools and the Bureau of Ships’ fire protection consultation and advisory service, Commander Burke was responsible for outstanding and rapid improvements in shipboard and advanced base fire fighting techniques and equipment. By his sound judgment and resourcefulness, Commander Burke contributed immeasurably to the marked reduction in damage to and loss of naval vessels due to fire.” Chief Burke is on terminal leave with ffiti…

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