30 YEAR CAREER QUARTERMASTER (SIGNALMAN) CHIEF PETTY OFFICER RAYMOND GOREWICH (SERVICE # 253-23-15) WAS BORN IN KINGSTON, LUZERNE, PENNSYLVANIA JAN. 29TH 1903. HE ENLISTED IN THE U.S. NAVY ON APRIL 12TH 1921 IN WILKES-BARRE PHILADELPHIA. CPO GOREWICH SERVED THROUGHOUT THE 1920'S IN CHINA WHICH IS WHEN HE WAS ISSUED THIS YANGTZE SERVICE MEDAL. GOREWICH SERVED IN THE 1930'S, WORLD WAR II, & THE KOREA WAR. THE CPO WAS STATIONED ON 9 SHIPS THROUGHOUT THE 1940'S NOTABLY ON THE FAMOUS U.S.S. ENTERPRISE AIRCRAFT CARRIER CCD-4/CV6. QMSC GOREWICH RETIRED IN THE 1950'S. HE LIVED A LONG LIFE OF 99 YEARS YOUNG, & PASSED AWAY AUG. 6TH 2002. HE IS BURIED AT RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETARY IN RIVERSIDE CA., PLOT #55A 0799. I LOCATED QMSC GOREWICH OVER 50 TIMES ON THE ANCESTRY NATIONAL ARCHIVES U.S. NAVY ROLLS. I AM INCLUDING 24 PRINTED DOCUMENTS ON QMSC GOREWICH & THE U.S.S. MACLEASH. SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS & UPLOADED DOCUMENTS.
--ORIGINAL UNITED STATES NAVY YANGTZE SERVICE MEDAL, FULL WRAP BROOCH.
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RAYMOND GOREWICH / U.S.S. MACLEASH
The Yangtze Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created in 1930 for presentation to members of the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps (and to a lesser extent, members of the United States Army). The Yangtze Service Medal is awarded for service in the Yangtze River Valley between the dates of September 3, 1926 and December 31, 1932.
The decoration may also be awarded for those military service members who served on permanent duty in Shanghai, China, provided such service was in direct support of landing operations in the Yangtze River Valley (e.g. Nanjing incident). The Yangtze Service Medal was declared obsolete in 1940 when it was replaced by the China Service Medal.