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February 26, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(9):580-582. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850090036016

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BRIG. GEN. PERCY J. CARROLL AWARDED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL  Brig. Gen. Percy J. Carroll, formerly of Washington, D. C., has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in positions of great responsibility from 8 December 1941 to 10 December 1943. When the decision not to defend Manila was reached, General Carroll arranged the evacuation from Manila to Australia in an improvised hospital ship of a large number of patients, ably anticipating and overcoming many serious obstacles. After his arrival in Australia he rendered distinguished service, serving as Chief Surgeon of the United States Army Services of Supply, Southwest Pacific area, and of the United States Army Forces in the Far East. Initially he planned and supervised the organization of the medical service for the command and the assembly of medical units and installations. He was most successful in

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