Rank and Name, Captain Cassin Young.
Unit/Placed in, USS San Francisco (CA-38) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Cassin is born approx. on 6 March 1894 in Washington, District of Columbia.
Father, Peter Casanave Howle Young.
Mother, Annie M. Cassin.
Brother(s), Edward Hamilton and Peter Casanave Young.
Spouse, Elenaor H. (McFadden) Young.
Cassin enlisted the service in California with service number # O-9615.
Cassin was KIA in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal when the USS San Francisco was attacked and damaged by Japanese Air and Navy when they ceased fire the ship withdrew from the Battle on 13 Nov. 1942, he is honored with the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Cassin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Cassin also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens,
Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Division: U.S.S. Vestal (AR-4)
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commander Cassin Young (NSN: 0-9615), United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in action, outstanding heroism and utter disregard of his own safety, above and beyond the call of duty, as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. VESTAL (AR-4), during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by enemy Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Commander Young proceeded to the bridge and later took personal command of the three-inch anti-aircraft gun. When blown overboard by the blast of the forward magazine explosion of the U.S.S. ARIZONA, to which the U.S.S. VESTAL was moored, he swam back to his ship. The entire forward part of the U.S.S. ARIZONA was a blazing inferno with oil afire on the water between the two ships; as a result of several bomb hits, the U.S.S. VESTAL was afire in several places, was settling and taking on a list. Despite severe enemy bombing and strafing at the time, and his shocking experience of having been blown overboard, Commander Young, with extreme coolness and calmness, moved his ship to an anchorage distant from the U.S.S. ARIZONA, and subsequently beached the U.S.S. VESTAL upon determining that such action was required to save his ship.