Warren "Bud" Cornock of Frank Wendland American Legion Post 253, Royal Oak, Mich., was recognized by the Navy Operational Support Center, Detroit, at the Naval Reserve Centennial Celebration at Selfridge ANG Base on March 3, 2015.
Bud is a World War II veteran who served on USS Fogg, DE-57, in the Atlantic on convoy duty. In December 1944, Fogg was torpedoed by a German U-boat, which resulted in the loss of the stern section of the ship. Fogg was towed back to the States, fitted with a new stern and returned to action. In the meantime, Bud was transferred to the Pacific area, and served the rest of the war aboard an amphibious ship that carried members of Underwater Demolition Teams (Frogmen).
The ship was present in Tokyo Bay at the Japanese surrender.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (U.S. Navy veteran) was among those who congratulated Bud for this honor.
photo courtesy of Joe McClellan, Post 253