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The Distinguished Service Cross

JOY, C. TURNER Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to C. Turner Joy, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Commander, Naval Forces Far East, in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Korea from 16 June through 19 October 1950.

Admiral Joy, through his keen tactical perception, sound judgment, precise coordination, and courageous leadership, effectively directed all United Nations naval forces engaged in the Korean campaign. He materially contributed to the accomplishment of the complex tasks of reconnaissance, mine-sweeping, re-supply, bombardment, and troop lifting which were essential to the early phases of the defense of South Korea, and later, to the Inch'ŏn landing which marked the beginning of the aggressor's retreat. After tactically causing the enemy to expose shore armaments, Admiral Joy personally directed the softening-up of the North Korean shore defenses for two days prior to the landing operations at Inch'ŏn. Although one of the most hazardous ever attempted because of extreme tides, it was brilliantly successful and accomplished the purpose of severing the enemy's communications, reinforcements, and supply lines with a minimum loss of landing forces.

Finally, under extremely hazardous conditions afforded by bad weather, the presence of enemy defense forces, and countless un-moored mines, Admiral Joy boarded mine-sweeping vessels in the open sea at Wŏnsan to obtain a first hand appraisal of the increasingly serious mine situation in order to eliminate this navigational menace. His inspirational fearlessness and exemplary leadership contributed materially to the over-all success of the United Nations Forces against the aggressor in Korea. General Headquarters Far East Command: General Orders No. 45 (October 22, 1950)

This reference is the first I've encountered regarding the Admiral regarding the Korean War. In August 1949, Joy was promoted to vice admiral and selected as Commander Naval Forces, Far East, but there is no hostility going on right now, so exactly why the award was dated back to today, is something of a mystery.
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NO SPOT ON earth could have seemed farther removed from war’s alarms than Yellowstone Park on the tranquil Sunday afternoon of 25 June 1950. Yet it was here that Lieutenant General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Commanding General of Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (FMFPac), had his first news of Communist armed aggression in Korea and the resulting threat to world peace.

Appointed to his new command only nine days before, he was motoring from the Marine Corps Schools at Quantico to the West Coast.

From Yellowstone Park he advised Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, of his readiness to proceed to Hawaii and the Far East. His offer was accepted, and a Marine plane from El Toro transported him from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. There he boarded the first available plane to Pearl Harbor, arriving in the early morning hours of 2 July.[1]

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The next day a parade and review was staged at Quantico in honor of Lieutenant General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr.,, the outgoing Marine Corps Schools at Quantico (MCS),, a position he had held since April 1948. At the close of the ceremony, six HRP–l's, six HO3S-ls, and the HTL–2 made a "Fly-by" in formation. This was believed to have been the largest group of helicopters to fly in formation to date. [57]

57.Ibid ., p. 5.

Reviewing the progress made by HMX–1 since its commissioning date to June 1950, the squadron performed practically all aspects of its assigned missions and tasks. Evidence indicated that the operations of HMX–1 had been completely satisfactory. Although the Commandant's time-table for the helicopter program had slipped, HMX–1 had used every conceivable opportunity to ensure that fulfillment of the program had been met to the best of its capability .

Development of tactics and techniques in connection with the movement of assault troops had been accomplished by participation in the PACKARD operations. The evaluation of a small helicopter for observation purposes had been completed and specifications submitted for its characteristics. Compliance with the last task assigned had also been completed when a proposed table of organization was submitted for a typical Marine helicopter squadron .

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