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Daniel M. McGurl

Daniel M. McGurl

United States admiral
Daniel M. McGurl
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Intro United States admiral
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 2 October 1896, Minersville, USA
Death 17 April 1976, Lower Merion Township, USA (aged 79 years)
Star sign Libra
Legionnaire of Legion of Merit  
Silver Star  
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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.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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