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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1941 - 1974
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Ohio
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Command at Sea


Location
Ohio
Jun 18, 2008
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
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
Service to 1974
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1972 - 1974
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
Comments Pending
1973
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
1973
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
1973
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
1973
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
1973
COMNAVFORV
COMNAVFORV
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
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Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1970 - 1972
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
1970
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
1970
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces in the grades of lieutenant commander (or major) and below. It is awarded for meritorious service or achieveme... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1970
COMASWGRU 1
COMASWGRU 1
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
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Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1969 - 1970
DESRON 1
DESRON 1
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1968 - 1969
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1966 - 1968
COMSEVENTHFLT
COMSEVENTHFLT
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1964 - 1965
USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
USS Yellowstone (AD-27)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1963 - 1964
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
Description Pending
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
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 60
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 60
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1959 - 1960
Carrier Division 6 (COMCARDIV 6)
Carrier Division 6 (COMCARDIV 6)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1958 - 1959
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
Rank
Commander
Comments
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Commander Commander
1955 - 1957
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
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1954
USS Bache (DD-470)
USS Bache (DD-470)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1953 - 1954
Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG)
Surface Warfare Development Group (SWDG)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1950 - 1952
USS Moale (DD-693)
USS Moale (DD-693)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1947 - 1948
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
1946
USS Mobile (CL-63)
USS Mobile (CL-63)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1946
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
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
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
Back at Ulithi 29 March, she continued on to Okinawa, arriving 3 April, two days after the initial a... More
1945 - 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
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 Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
Memories
On 6 June the carrier force sortied from Majuro again. By the 11th they were in the Marianas, striki... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Cape Engano
Description
he battle of Cape Engano (25 October 1944) was a one-sided American victory that saw Admiral Halsey's 3rd Fleet sink four Japanese aircraft carriers, but at the same time exposing the invasion shippin... More
Memories
Retiring from the area on the 23rd, the carrier force proceeded to Pagan Island, against which strik... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
Memories
The next day the force cruised to the east of the northern Philippines and on the 20th guarded the n... More
1944 - 1944
Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bouga... More
Memories
On 1 December, Mobile was reassigned to TF 50 (Fast Carrier Forces, Pacific Fleet), the nucleus of w... More
1943 - 1944
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
She screened the ships of TF 15 as the struck at Tarawa 18 September, and the ships of TF 14 hitting... More
1943 - 1943
Marshall Islands Operation
Description
In the Pacific Theater of World War II, the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, from November 1943 through February 1944, were key strategic operations of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine... More
Memories
The mission of the fast carrier forces had by this time evolved into sealing off designated enemy-he... More
1943 - 1943
Treasury-Bougainville Operation
Description
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had ... More
Memories
By 8 November she was off Bougainville covering reinforcement landings. Thence she steamed to Espiri... More
1943 - 1943
USS Trenton (CL-11)
USS Trenton (CL-11)
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1941 - 1943
Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
Description
Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on February 16–17, 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Ca... More
Memories
TF 58 departed Majuro and sailed for the Carolines. There, on the 16th and 17th, they devastated Tr... More
1941 - 1943
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
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
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
Mobile departed for the Pacific, arriving Pearl Harbor 23 July 1943 for a month of further training.... More
1942 - 1942
Service from 1941

 
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