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Edward D. McColgan

United States Navy

Photo courtesy of Ed McColgan.

Edward Dominic McColgan (1910-1989) was the son of John Patrick McColgan and Mary Jane Tinneny of Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia.  Ed was born in Camden, New Jersey USA.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1930.  During his 23 years in the navy he served aboard the U.S.S. Canopus, U.S.S. Blackhawk, U.S.S. Pillsbury, U.S.S. Chaumont, the U.S.S. Dale.  U.S.S. Henry A. Walker, U.S.S. Wiley, U.S.S. Northern Sound, and the U.S.S. Cascade.  His military medals and decorations included the Presidential Unit Citation, the Good Conduct Medal, Yangtze Service Medal, China Service Medal, American Defense Medal, "A" Clasp, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific and Campaign Medal with 4 stars, European-African-Middle East Area Campaign Medal, the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.

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