Fletcher, Frank Friday, ADM

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Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1916-1919, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Council Review Board (SECNAVCORB)
Service Years
1875 - 1919

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Home Town
Last Address
New York City, New York

Date of Passing
Nov 28, 1928
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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Frank Friday Fletcher served in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions as commander of navy forces at the Battle of Veracruz, Mexico.  He was also the uncle of Frank Jack Fletcher, another U.S. Navy Admiral who also received the Medal of Honor for actions at Veracruz.
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Rank and organization: Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Born: November 23, 1855, Oskaloosa, Iowa. Accredited to: Iowa. G.O. No.: 177, December 4, 1915.


"For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Under fire, Rear Adm. Fletcher was eminent and conspicuous in the performance of his duties; was senior officer present at Vera Cruz, and the landing and the operations of the landing force were carried out under his orders and directions. In connection with these operations, he was at times on shore and under fire."

There are additional duties he was a part of that I will add when Admin has them listed available on the site.  In the mean time, this is as complete as possible.  Please send corrections to OS3 McCarthy
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 Duty Stations
US NavyBureau of OrdnanceSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1875-1876, USS Tuscarora (ATA-245)
  1876-1877, USS LACKAWANNA AO-40
  1878-1878, USS Constellation (IX-20)
  1878-1881, USS TICONDEROGA (Schooner/17 guns)
  1884-1887, USS Quinnebaug
  1887-1889, Bureau of Ordnance
  1889-1892, Bureau of Ordnance
  1898-1905, Bureau of Ordnance
  1905-1908, Naval Training Station (Cadre) Newport
  1908-1911, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Council Review Board (SECNAVCORB)
  1911-1913, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
  1913-1914, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
  1914-1914, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
  1915-1916, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)
  1916-1919, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Council Review Board (SECNAVCORB)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1871-1875, United States Naval Academy1
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