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Ramage's Remarkable Rampage


“Red” Ramage’s Remarkable Rampage
July 31, 1944

On this day in 1944 during World War II, Lawson P. "Red" Ramage, the commanding officer of the U.S. submarine, the U.S.S. Parche, engaged a Japanese convoy in a nighttime surface attack. In 46 minutes of violent surface action in which an enemy ship came within 50 feet of the sub, Commander Ramage remained on the bridge and directed the attack that sank two merchantmen and collaborated with the USS Steelhead on the sinking of a third while damaging several other ships. With brilliant tactical success, he brought the USS Parche through the battle unscathed. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor from a grateful nation.





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