Nimitz, Jr., Chester, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 112X, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
Service Years
1936 - 1957
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address

Date of Passing
Jan 02, 2002
Location of Interment
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Row 11, Lot 7B

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
As the devoted couple had spent their lives together [63 years], so they decided to end their lives together. The admiral's final order read:

"Our decision was made over a considerable period of time and was not carried out in acute desperation. Nor is it the expression of a mental illness. We have consciously, rationally, deliberately and of our own free will taken measures to end our lives today because of the physical limitations on our quality of life placed upon us by age, failing vision, osteoporosis, back and painful orthopedic problems."
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command at Sea

 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)USS Sturgeon (SS-187)USS Haddo (SS-255)USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1936-1939, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1940-1942, 112X, USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
  1944-1944, 112X, USS Haddo (SS-255)
  1944-1945, 112X, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1932-1936, United States Naval Academy
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