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Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1982-1983, Service School Command
Service Years
1953 - 1983

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Syracuse, New York
Last Address
Orlando, Orange County, Florida
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Date of Passing
Oct 21, 2006
Location of Interment
Alexandria National Cemetery - Alexandria, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  1958, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Capt. Howard L. Pabst, USN

PABST, HOWARD L., CAPT. USN (RET.), was born in Syracuse, New York July 26, 1936, died October 21, 2006, age 70.  He was the son of Merle W. and Eunice Pabst. He enlisted in the Navy in 1953 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958.

Following graduation he served consecutively in USS Perry DD-844, USS Dewey DLG-14, USS Biddle DDG-5. Following studies at the Naval Post Graduate School and a tour of duty at the U. S. Naval Academy, Capt. Pabst commanded the USS Noxubee AOG-56. During this time he participated in primary logistics support operations for U.S. forces in South Vietnam. From 1967 to 1969 he served as Executive Officer in USS Richard E. Byrd DDG-23. Following duty with the staff of Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He served with Naval Advisory Group, republic of Vietnam as the Assistant Senior Advisor to the Vietnamese Fleet Commander. Capt. Pabst was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for meritorious achievement in this assignment. Following graduation from the Naval War College, during which he earned a Masters Degree in International Affairs, he commanded USS Somers DDG-34. From then until late 1981 he served on the Staff of The Chief of Naval Operations under the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare. He assumed duties as Chief Staff Officer at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, RI. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He was Commanding Officer to Service School Command, Orlando, and retired from that assignment in 1983 after 30 years of service to his country.

Funeral services were held at the Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Perry (DD-844)USS Dewey (DLG-14)USS Biddle (DDG-5)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Noxubee (AOG-56)USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23)COMCRUDESLANT
Naval Advisory Group VietnamNaval War College (Staff)USS Somers (DDG-34)Surface Warfare OPNAV N86, CNO - OPNAV
Naval Education and Training Center Newport (Staff)NTC Orlando, FL
  1958-1959, USS Perry (DD-844)
  1959-1960, USS Dewey (DLG-14)
  1961-1963, USS Biddle (DDG-5)
  1964-1965, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1965-1966, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1966-1967, USS Noxubee (AOG-56)
  1967-1969, USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23)
  1969-1971, COMCRUDESLANT
  1971-1972, Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1972-1973, Naval War College (Staff)
  1973-1975, USS Somers (DDG-34)
  1976-1981, Surface Warfare OPNAV N86, CNO - OPNAV
  1981-1982, Naval Education and Training Center Newport (Staff)
  1982-1983, Service School Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (71)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (71-72)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1954-1958, United States Naval Academy
  1964-1965, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1972-1973, Naval War College
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