Mark Leslie Shannon

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Tahoka, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PHARMACIST'S MATE 1ST CLASS AND AS A CORPSMAN ATTACHED TO THE FIRST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING DURING AN ATTACK ON THE HENDERSON FIELD, GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS, BY ENEMY JAPANESE SURFACE AND AIR FORCES ON THE NIGHT OF 13-14 OCTOBER 1942. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.