John Kirwin

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Birthday
4, 1918
Birthplace
Newport, RI
Death Date
Sep 11, 1943 (25)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1918
Birthplace
Newport, RI
Death Date
Sep 11, 1943 (25)

About

Former Navy Officer remembered for receiving the Navy Cross after his death for his contributions during World War II.

Before Fame

He entered the Navy when he was 17 and was first appointed a midshipman.

Trivia

He died during combat, but was given the Navy Cross--the second highest military decoration of valor in existence.

Family Life

He was born in Newport, Rhode Island.

Associated With

Both he and James Roosevelt were awarded the Navy Cross for their extreme heroism during combat.