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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1942 - 1981
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Michigan
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Naval Aviator Wings
Command Ashore
Command at Sea


Location
Michigan
May 02, 1996
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
Navy Rifle Qualification Ribbon/Medal
Criteria
The U.S. Navy has issued two marksmanship ribbons: the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon and Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, since 1920. The pistol ribbon is currently awarded for qualification on the B... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Service to 1981
11th Naval District
11th Naval District
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1978 - 1981
Cruiser Destroyer Group 12, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Cruiser Destroyer Group 12, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1975 - 1976
Defense Communications Agency (DCA), Washington DC
Defense Communications Agency (DCA), Washington DC
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1972 - 1974
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated
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1960 - 1973
COMCRUDESPAC
COMCRUDESPAC
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1972 - 1972
DESRON 21, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
DESRON 21, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1971 - 1972
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
"...As a result of his expert planning, scheduling and directing, the consolidation and realignment of the major Navy Laboratories have been accomplished , with optimum benefits..."
1971
Navy Material Command (NAVMAT)
Navy Material Command (NAVMAT)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1969 - 1971
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
For meritorious service in ... conflict with an opposing foreign force while serving as Chief of Staff and Aide to Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla SEVEN, Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group SEVENTH... More
1969
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1969
COMCRUDESFLOT 7
COMCRUDESFLOT 7
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1967 - 1969
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
"...Captain Langille led his assigned forces with consummate skill through a series
of naval gunfire and related support operations which contributed immeasurable to the success of both United States ... 
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1967
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
1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
Vietnamese Navy Distinguished Service Order (2nd class)
Criteria
The Vietnam Distinguished Service Order was a military decoration of South Vietnam which was awarded throughout the years of the Vietnam War. The decoration was bestowed for meritorious or heroic deed... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786)
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1964 - 1966
Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1964 - 1964
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1962 - 1964
Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1961 - 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
1961
USS Helena (CA-75)
USS Helena (CA-75)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1959 - 1961
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NROTC (Cadre)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NROTC (Cadre)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1958 - 1959
NRRF Kamiseya, NAVCOMSTA Japan
NRRF Kamiseya, NAVCOMSTA Japan
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1956 - 1958
USS Walker (DD-517)
USS Walker (DD-517)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1954 - 1956
USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1954 - 1954
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1953 - 1954
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1952 - 1953
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
Memories
In February 1950 he reported as a Plane Commander with Air Transport Squadron THREE and in that assi... More
1950 - 1953
VR-3
VR-3
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1950 - 1952
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Description
Description Pending
1951
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Description
Description Pending
1951
US Occupation of Japan
Description
At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions also from Australia, British India, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. This fo... More
Memories
Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1945, he joined the USS MOBILE (CL-63). He served in ... More
1945 - 1951
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
VP-40 Fighting Marlins
VP-40 Fighting Marlins
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1949 - 1950
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1948 - 1949
Naval Flight School
Naval Flight School
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1947 - 1948
Navy Pre-Flight School
Navy Pre-Flight School
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1947 - 1947
USS Oakland (CL-95)
USS Oakland (CL-95)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1946 - 1947
USS Mobile (CL-63)
USS Mobile (CL-63)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1945 - 1946
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... 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
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
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
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
1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1945, he joined the USS MOBILE (CL-63). He served in ... More
1945 - 1945
Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
Description
The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945... More
1945 - 1945
Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
Description
The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945... More
1945 - 1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
Memories
Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1945, he joined the USS MOBILE (CL-63). He served in ... More
1944 - 1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
Memories
Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1945, he joined the USS MOBILE (CL-63). He served in ... More
1944 - 1945
Service from 1942

 
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