Vincent Edward Schumacher

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CAPTAIN WITH MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRON THREE (MTB-3), FROM 11 TO 13 MARCH 1942, IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS DURING A EXTRAORDINARY ACTION IN A RETROGRADE MANEUVER INVOLVING GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR. AND AS ASSISTANT APPROACH OFFICER OF THE U.S.S. THRESHER (SS-200), DURING THE ELEVENTH WAR PATROL OF THAT SUBMARINE IN WATERS, THE CONTROL OF WHICH IS NOW BEING CONTESTED, FROM 30 DECEMBER 1943 TO 18 FEBRUARY 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR WITH ONE GOLD STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.