Daniel M. McGurl
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Daniel Michael McGurl
|Born||October 2, 1896|
|Died||April 17, 1976 (aged 79)|
Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
|Place of burial|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1919–1949|
|Commands held||USS Alcyone|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Legion of Merit (2)
In World War II, he commanded the attack cargo ship Alcyone (AKA-7), and the light cruiser Biloxi (CL-80) from her commissioning on 31 August 1943 to October 1944, and was later promoted to rear admiral. He retired on 30 June 1949.
McGurl received the Legion of Merit in 1943 for his actions while in command of Alcyone during the Allied invasion of Sicily, and second Legion of Merit for his command of Biloxi in the Pacific in 1944. He also received the Silver Star for successfully repelling an attempted attack by Japanese aircraft on the Fast Carrier Task Force on 13 October 1944.
- "Military Times Hall of Valor : Awards for Daniel Michael McGurl". militarytimes.com. Retrieved 3 September 2010.