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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1926 - 1960
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Home State
Arkansas
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge


Location
Arkansas
Aug 15, 1992
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
1965
Service to 1960
US European Command (USEUCOM)
US European Command (USEUCOM)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1958 - 1960
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
LEGION OF MERIT

Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in addition to a previously awarded Bronze Oak Leaf ... 
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1960
Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)/Joint Task Force -7 Eniwetok, Marshall  Islands
Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)/Joint Task Force -7 Eniwetok, Marshall Islands
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1953 - 1954
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
LEGION OF MERIT
Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster... 
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1954
Operation Castle (Bikini Atoll)
Description
Operation Castle was a United States series of high-yield (high-energy) nuclear tests by Joint Task Force 7 (JTF-7) at Bikini Atoll beginning in March 1954. It followed Operation Upshot–Knothole and p... More
1954 - 1954
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Show Comments
Captain Captain
1952 - 1952
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
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
1952
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
1952
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
1952
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
1952 - 1952
Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1951 - 1952
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
1951
COMNAVSUBFOR
COMNAVSUBFOR
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1949 - 1951
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 2
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 2
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1947 - 1949
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1945 - 1947
COMNAVSUBFOR/Commander Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR)
COMNAVSUBFOR/Commander Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR)
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1944 - 1945
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
LEGION OF MERIT
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Cap... 
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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
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
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
LEGION OF MERIT

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Commander Henry Chester Bruton (NSN: 0-60171... 
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1944
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 2
COMSUBGRU 2/COMSUBRON 2
Rank
Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1943 - 1944
USS Greenling (SS-213)
USS Greenling (SS-213)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Show Comments
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1943
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
NAVY CROSS
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross to Lieuten... 
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1943
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
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
9 Dec 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. she was ordered to patrol between Truk and the Solomon Islands.

22 Dec 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton... 
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1943
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
NAVY CROSS

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Henry Chester Bruton (NSN: 0-6017... 
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1942
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
NAVY CROSS

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Co... 
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1942
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
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
1942
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
20 Apr 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall and Caroline Islands.
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
10 Jul 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

5 Aug 1942
While operation some 150 miles north-northwest of Truk, USS Gr... 
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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
23 Sep 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

3 Oct 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed an... 
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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
1940
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
1939
USS S-39 (SS-144)
USS S-39 (SS-144)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1934 - 1936
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1928 - 1930
USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1926 - 1928
Service from 1926

 
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