Navy Cross Citation
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in aerial combat against the enemy while serving with a Marine fighter squadron in the British Solomon Islands area, from October 9, 1942, until November 6, 1942. Lieutenant STOUT shot down two Japanese aircraft above Guadalcanal on October 20, 1942; one fighter on October 23, 1942; another on October 25, 1942, and during a dawn attack on Rekata Bay, he destroyed two enemy aircraft of the eleven shot down by his group. Lieutenant STOUT participated in many hazardous and important missions in enemy territory, including the interception of enemy bombers and fighters and the strafing of enemy ships and bases. His courage, skill, and leadership were in keeping with the Highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Interestingly, the Militarytimes website has a slightly different version which I have posted here, in part, but can be found on their site here.
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in aerial combat against enemy Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands Area from 9 October 1942 to 6 November 1942. Throughout that strenuous period when the Guadalcanal airfield was under constant bombardment and our shore establishments in the area were menaced by the desperate counter thrusts of a fanatical foe, First Lieutenant Stout repeatedly intercepted enemy bombing raids and escorted our own torpedo and bombing planes toward hostile objectives. With bold determination and courageous disregard of personal safety, he pressed home numerous attacks against heavily escorted waves of invading bombers and, in four vigorous fights against tremendous odds, shot down a total of six Japanese planes. His superb flying skill and dauntless initiative were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Victories Include :
6 / 0 / 0
Thanks go out to
Damon Stout for the photo & infos !
Damon is making a documentary about his Cowboy cousin. You can learn about it here.
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