Marine on Chicago recruiting duty seeks Navy…

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A US Marine staff sergeant currently assigned to Recruiting substation DuPage South in the Chicago suburb of Naperville has put in to be awarded the Navy Cross due to wounds suffered from exposure to the war torn city. Staff Sgt. Delroy McGovern submitted a formal request for the award to Headquarters Marine Corps yesterday, citing the widespread violence and total lack of order and discipline in the city as justification for the award. McGovern, a Fox Crossing, Mt. native, said the past 14 months "on the streets" had been a soul-hardening experience.

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