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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1932 - 1959
Home State
Ohio
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half


Location
Ohio
Jan 01, 1983
Service to 1959
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1959
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
USS Zellars (DD-777)
USS Zellars (DD-777)
Rank
Commander
Comments
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Commander Commander
1945 - 1945
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The Navy Cross is presented to Leon Samuel Kintberger, Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.... More
1945
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Assigned as Commanding Officer of the USS ZELLARS doing picket duty at Okinawa. The ZELLARS shot down sevem kamikazes before being hit and damaged. For this action he was awarded the Silver Star.
1945
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

WASHINGTON

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to

TASK UNIT SEVENTY-SEVEN POINT FOUR POINT THREE, consisting of the U.S... 
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1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
USS Hoel (DD-533)
USS Hoel (DD-533)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 1944
USS Conklin (DE-439)
USS Conklin (DE-439)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 1944
USS Coolbaugh (DE-217)
USS Coolbaugh (DE-217)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1943 - 1944
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Wounded as Commanding Officer of USS HOEL (DD-533) during the Battle Off Samar at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944.
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Invasion of the Philippines
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Battle of Samar
Description
The Battle of Samar (25 October 1944) was the nearest the Japanese came to success during the battle of Leyte Gulf and saw a powerful Japanese battleship force come close to destroying a force of Amer... More
1944 - 1944
USS Charles Lawrence (DE-53)
USS Charles Lawrence (DE-53)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
USS Bernadou (DD-153)
USS Bernadou (DD-153)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
USS Argonne (AP-4)
USS Argonne (AP-4)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1939
USS Evans (DD-78)
USS Evans (DD-78)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1935 - 1937
USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1934 - 1935
USS New York (BB-34)
USS New York (BB-34)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1934 - 1934
Service from 1932

 
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