Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro was killed in action on Guadalcanal on September 27, 1942, after helping a detachment of Marines escape from enemy opposition. He was in charge of a fleet of 10 boats that had landed the Marines. He got them ashore and went back to position, then led the evacuation of Guadalcanal after the Marines encountered unexpectedly heavy enemy fire. To save the last Marines in danger, he used the boat he was aboard as cover. As the final Marines fled to safety, Munro was killed.