Daniel M. McGurl

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Daniel Michael McGurl
Born(1896-10-02)October 2, 1896
Minersville, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 17, 1976(1976-04-17) (aged 79)
Lower Merion, Pennsylvania
Place of burial
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1919–1949
RankRear admiral
Commands heldUSS Alcyone
USS Biloxi
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit (2)

Daniel Michael McGurl (October 2, 1896 – April 17, 1976) was a United States Navy admiral.

He was born in Minersville, Pennsylvania and graduated from United States Naval Academy in 1919.

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.

At the time of his death, he lived in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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.[1]


  1. ^ "Military Times Hall of Valor : Awards for Daniel Michael McGurl". militarytimes.com. Retrieved 3 September 2010.