Order of Elks Valor Medal, R.G. Geppelt, USS Gambier Bay

Product ID: B=6950
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Medal Valor, engraved to R.G. Geppelt of Salinas (California) Lodge 614. Marked by Dieges and Clust.

Chief Radioman Robert Garner Geppelt was aboard USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) when she was sunk by naval gunfire in the Battle of Samar, in the Philippine Sea. Geppelt is commemorated at the American Cemetery, Manila.