The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the
SILVER STAR MEDAL
Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class Joseph Roland Cardin *
United States Navy
For service as set forth in the following
"The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Joseph Roland Cardin, United States Navy, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Corpsman with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, THIRD Marine Division, during the attack against Piva Forks, Bougainville, on 24 November 1943. Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Cardin proceeded beyond his own lines when severe enemy fire killed or wounded many Marines. Endeavoring to assist two wounded men lying in the fire lane of an enemy machine gun, he was struck down when attempting to evacuate them."