Thrower, a former commander of American Legion Post 122, said he was a Radioman/Petty Officer, second class (RM2c) and served as a member of the gunnery crew when needed. The Liberty ships were used to haul much needed supplies to the troops.
Rep. Bishop noted that throughout World War II, members of the United States Navy Armed Guards played a crucial role in protecting merchant ships from attack.
“The bravery of these guardsmen contributed greatly to our victory and represented our proudest moment as a nation,” said Congressman Bishop.
“As a citizen of the United States of America, I am grateful for your service to our country. As a Member of Congress, I am proud to present you with this recognition.”