Rotrige, Henry John, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Service Branch
Chaplain Christian
Last Primary NEC
410X-Chaplain Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1972, 410X, COMSERVPAC
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Chaplain Christian
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
Sedalia, MO
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 21, 1999
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
65 4050

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The early foundatons for Henry Rotrige to become a preiest were set early in his life. The mojor influenses in his religious life were his mother, two aunts, the nuns at the school he attended, and the rector of his church. He never felt any pressure to join the priesthood. Thos in his life gave him a lot of support when that was the decision he made.

Although he may have forsaw lifelong service in his community or where the Catholic church sent him, World War II altered any plans he may have had. For 33 years, he proudly served his country and his God in the United States Navy.

The most notable event of this service was the fact that he became the first Roman Catholic priest to serve at the United States Naval Academy.

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 Duty Stations
Naval Chaplaincy School and CenterNAS Jacksonville FL/AIMD, NAS Jacksonville FLUS NavyCommander Service Force, Six Fleet (COMSERVFORSIXTHFLT )
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)COMNAVAIRLANTMCRD Parris Island, SC
Naval Chaplaincy School and CenterNAVSTA Newport, RINAVSTA Norfolk, VABureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1942-1942, 410X, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
  1942-1943, 410X, NAS Jacksonville FL/AIMD, NAS Jacksonville FL
  1943-1945, 410X, USS Santee (CVE-29)
  1945-1945, 410X, 1st Naval District
  1945-1947, 410X, Commander Service Force, Six Fleet (COMSERVFORSIXTHFLT )
  1947-1951, 410X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1951-1951, 410X, 1st Naval District
  1951-1952, 510X, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
  1952-1955, 410X, COMNAVAIRLANT
  1955-1955, 410X, MCRD Parris Island, SC
  1955-1956, 410X, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
  1956-1957, 410X, NAVSTA Newport, RI
  1957-1961, 410X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1961-1963, 410X, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1963-1968, 410X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1968-1972, 410X, COMSERVPAC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1950-1953 Korean War
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  Jun 11, 1938, Ordained as a Catholic priest
  Apr 11, 1942, To Serve as Navy Chaplain1
  Apr 13, 1942, Commissioned in the Navy at the Rank of Lieutenant (jg)
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Sep 12, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  May 23, 1946, Japan Turning Over New Religious Leaf1
  Jun 06, 1947, First Catholic Chaplain Assigned to Annapolis1
  Jan 07, 1950, Promoted to Commander
  Jan 01, 1959, Promoted to Captain
  Jul 01, 1965, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Jun 20, 1967, To Tour Olathe Base1
  Jul 24, 1968, Chaplain Rotrige Will Address Seminar1
  Apr 16, 1970, In Saigon1
  Sep 05, 2017, Civilian pastorates
  Sep 05, 2017, General Photos5
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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