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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1936 - 1962
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Home State
New York
Captain Captain
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command at Sea


Location
New York
Plot Coordinates
Burial location unknown.
Jan 15, 1978
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
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
2003
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
2003
Service to 1962
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
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
1962
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
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
Bureau of Ships
Bureau of Ships
Rank
Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1945 - 1947
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
Commander
Unit: Commanding Officer USS Spadefish (SS-411) / U.S. Navy
Action: Synopsis:
"The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award ... 
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1945
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
1945
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
1945
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
1945
USS Spadefish (SS-411)
USS Spadefish (SS-411)
Rank
Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Show Comments
Commander Commander
1944 - 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
Commander
Unit: Commanding Officer USS Spadefish (SS-411) / U.S. Navy
Action: Synopsis:
"The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Gordon Waite Underwood, Co... 
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1944
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
Commander
Unit: Commanding Officer USS Spadefish (SS-411) / U.S. Navy
Action: Synopsis:
"The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the... 
More
1944
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
Description Pending
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
Battle of Convoy Hi-81
Description
Convoy Hi-81 was the designation for a formation of Japanese transports that carried soldiers bound for Singapore and the Philippines during World War II. The transports were escorted by a large force... More
1944 - 1944
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 10
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 10
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1943 - 1944
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Faculty Staff)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Show Comments
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1941 - 1943
American Defense Service Medal
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
1941
USS Vega (AK-17)
USS Vega (AK-17)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1940 - 1941
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1939 - 1940
Submarine School Officers Basic
Submarine School Officers Basic
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1937 - 1937
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1936 - 1937
Service from 1936
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Comments
Comments Pending
1932 - 1936

 
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