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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1942 - 1962
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Home State
Tennessee
Captain Captain
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command at Sea


Location
Tennessee
Feb 25, 2007
Service to 1962
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1961 - 1962
Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)/Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)
Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)/Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1959 - 1961
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1957 - 1959
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
Presented by Dwight David Eisenhower on Aug 7, 1958 at the White House
1958
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
For outstanding achievement in completing the first voyage in history across the top of the world, by cruising under the Arctic ice cap from the Bering Strait to the Greenland Sea.
During the period 2... 
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1958
Operation Sunshine (North Pole)
Description
Operation Sunshine was a scientific expedition conducted by the U.S. Navy in the summer of 1958. A crew of just over 100 sailors piloted the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) under the North Pole. The Nautilus w... More
Memories
On June 9, 1958, NAUTILUS departed Seattle under TOP SECRET orders to conduct Operation SUNSHINE, th... More
1958 - 1958
Operation Sunshine (North Pole)
Description
Operation Sunshine was a scientific expedition conducted by the U.S. Navy in the summer of 1958. A crew of just over 100 sailors piloted the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) under the North Pole. The Nautilus w... More
Memories
By 23 July her wait was over and she set a course northward. She submerged in the Barrow Sea Valley ... More
1958 - 1958
Training Exercise - Strike Back '57
Description
Exercise Strikeback was a major naval exercise of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that took place over a ten-day period in September 1957.

As part of a series of exercises to simulate a
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Memories
3 September-22 October 1957, to take part in NATO's Operation Strike Back, the largest peacetime nav... More
1957 - 1957
Naval Reactors
Naval Reactors
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1956 - 1957
Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT
Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1955 - 1956
USS Wahoo (SS-565)
USS Wahoo (SS-565)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1953 - 1955
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
1954
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
1954
USS Tang (SS-563)
USS Tang (SS-563)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1951 - 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
1950 - 1953
USS Trutta (SS-421)
USS Trutta (SS-421)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1951 - 1951
University of Idaho NROTC (Faculty Staff)
University of Idaho NROTC (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1949 - 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
USS Sarda (SS-488)
USS Sarda (SS-488)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1946 - 1949
USS Trutta (SS-421)
USS Trutta (SS-421)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1946
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
USS TRUTTA (SS-421) 1st War Patrol
Description
She is ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.
Memories

3 Apr, 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) departs Saipan for her 1st war patrol. She is ordered to pat

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1945 - 1945
USS TRUTTA (SS-421) 2nd War Patrol
Description
she is ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.
Memories
2 Jun, 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) departs Guam for her 2nd war patrol. Once again s
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1945 - 1945
USS TRUTTA (SS-421) 3rd War Patrol
Description
End of hostilities cut short this patrol
Memories
12 Aug, 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) departs Guam for her 3rd war patrol.
24 Aug, 1945



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1945 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1945
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
Comments 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
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
10 Jun, 1944
USS Narwhal (Cdr. J.C. Titus) left Darwin for her 12th war patrol.
13 Jun, 1944
USS Narwha


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1944 - 1944
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
18 Jan, 1944
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left base for her 9th war patrol. She was to land stores a
... More
1944 - 1944
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
16 Feb, 1944
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left base for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to deli
... More
1944 - 1944
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
7 May, 1944
USS Narwhal (Cdr. J.C. Titus) left Fremantle for her 11th war patrol.
24 May, 1944
USS Narw


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1944 - 1944
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1943 - 1944
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
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
1943
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
23 Oct, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was to land 92 t
... More
1943 - 1943
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
25 Nov, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Darwin for her 8th war patrol. She was to land stores
... More
1943 - 1943
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
Memories
29 Mar, 1943
USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. T.L. Wogan) left base for her 7th war patrol.
15 May, 1943
USS Tarpon


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1943 - 1943
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories

26 Jun, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Pearl Harbour for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered

... More
1943 - 1943
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Description
USS Narwhal (SS-167), the lead ship of her class of submarine and one of the "V-boats", was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal. She was named V-5 (SC-1) when her kee... More
Memories
31 Aug, 1943
USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) left Pearl Harbour for her 6th war patrol. She was to patr
... More
1943 - 1943
USS Tarpon (SS-175)
USS Tarpon (SS-175)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1942 - 1943
Submarine School Officers Basic
Submarine School Officers Basic
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1942 - 1942
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
1942
Service from 1942
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1939 - 1942
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
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
1941
USS Texas (BB-35)
USS Texas (BB-35)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1940
USS New York (BB-34)
USS New York (BB-34)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1940
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1940

 
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