Fairlamb, George Remington, Jr., CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 000X, USS Independence (CVL-22)
Service Years
1917 - 1947

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Fairlamb, George Remington, Jr., CAPT USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Richmond, Virginia
Last Address
Denver, Colorado

Date of Passing
Mar 07, 1965
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 37, Site: 2690

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US Navy Retired 30

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Served on battleships during World War I; then from 1919 to 1923 on destroyers in the Adriatic and Black Seas; World War II; executive officier on the Lexington, then commanding officer of the carriers Wolverine and Independence. MA, 1949, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Other Comments:
“GEORGE RICHARDSON FAIRLAMB, Jr. Richmond, Virginia " H. A. " " George " " Fairy " FIRST Class cruise, Fairy distinguished himself in such a brilliant way that he gained the degree of " H.A. " Ask him what it stands for, and he will answer in a disgusted tone, " Hour Angle, you boob. " However, his professional activities are not confined entirely to navigation, for one Satur- day, Second Class year, the Regiment stood at " P — rade Rest " listening to an order from the Superintendent announcing Midship- man G. R. Fairlamb, Jr., as the winner of the prize for having submitted the best es- say on " International Arbitration. " That is just George all over, — quiet, efficient and doing something worth while. Fairlamb has lived with Tevis, and we don ' t know how he has done it, unless he has superhuman powers of endurance in taking care of the Old Roue. George is, above all, a Virginia gentleman; his character and bearing embody every trait which belongs in the make-up of the famous " F. F. V. " His honesty and open frankness are as those of his predecessor " George " of cherry-tree fame, and his sin- cerity is one of his assets which makes one feel glad to be in his company, and feel that in Fairlamb is a man who will do anything in his power to make somebody ' s life brighter. Of a sunny nature, he is usually the best of fun, but there are three things that will cause his goat to appear on the landscape — any insult to humanity; anything non-reg; and the inevitable " H. A. " story. When June the first rolls around, we ' ll say " good-bye " to George with a hope of being wirh him again in the Service, and with the same warm relations of the past four years. Crew Squad (4, j, 2) Lake Mohonk Peace Prize (2) Log Staff (i) 91 ”

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 Duty Stations
USS Lexington (CV-2)USS Independence (CVL-22)
  1940-1942, 000X, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1942-1943, 000X, USS Wolverine (IX-64)
  1943-1943, 000X, USS Independence (CVL-22)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUniversity of Colorado
  1913-1917, United States Naval Academy
  1947-1949, University of Colorado
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