Museum seeks identity of Navy Cross honoree


October 7, 2020

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River is working to confirm the identity of a Rock Springs man killed in action in World War II and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the second-highest award of the Navy or Marine Corps can bestow, exactly 75 years ago on Friday.

The museum recently came into information that on Saturday, on Oct. 2, 1945, a Rock Springs native was awarded the Navy Cross, which was presented to his mother.

Unfortunately, neither the man nor his mother are identified in the information.

Museum staff believes the man was Private First Class John Carl Buh, U...

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