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|8k||Andrew Lee Foreman, born 25 September 1920 at Berkeley, Calif., was commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserve 13 May 1942 following his graduation from the University of California at Berkeley. Serving as assistant to the Damage Control Officer in New Orleans (CA 32) when his ship was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassafaronga 30 November 1942, Ensign Foreman remained at his station to help in saving his ship until asphyxiated by gas generated by the explosion. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic self-sacrifice.
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Andrew L. Foreman, Ensign, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser USS New Orleans (CA 32), in action after the torpedoing of his ship in enemy-controlled waters during the Battle of Tassafaronga on the night of 30 November 1942. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States.
USS Foreman (DE 633) (1943-1946) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Image from the University of California Berkeley "Blue and Gold Yearbook, Class of 1942".)
|204k||13 November 1943: Taken during Foreman's shakedown cruise (U.S. Navy Photo #19-N-200662)||Nick Tiberio|
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