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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
1942 - 1946
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Home State
West Virginia
Lieutenant Lieutenant


Location
West Virginia
Plot Coordinates
SECTION 64 SITE 6551
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jan 10, 2002
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Criteria
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is�along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal, bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress�the high... More
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LT Vance, gunnery officer, WWII.

Cyrus R. Vance 1917-2002
1947; entered the practice of law with the New York firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, 1947, and became a partner in 1956; was special counsel to the Preparedness Investigating Subcommit... 
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1969
Service to 1946
USS Hale (DD-642)
USS Hale (DD-642)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.
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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
LT Vance, gunnery officer, WWII.

A Navy veteran of World War II, Vance also served as secretary of the Army in the Kennedy administration and as deputy secretary of defense in the Johnson administrati... 
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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
1945
Hale returned to the Pacific war in early 1945, arriving Pearl Harbor 25 February. Sailing to U
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1945 - 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
1945
Hale returned to the Pacific war in early 1945, arriving Pearl Harbor 25 February. Sailing to U
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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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Memories
he joined the military, serving as a World War II naval gunnery officer in the Atlantic and Pacific ... More
1942 - 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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.
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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.
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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.
1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
Memories
USS HALE: The ship then took part in pre-invasion strikes on Guam, returned briefly to Eniwetok 14 J... More
1944 - 1944
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
Description
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Paci... More
Memories
After acting as antisubmarine screen and screening ship for escort carriers supporting the Hollandia... More
1944 - 1944
Naval Sea Units
Naval Sea Units
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Atlantic
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1943 - 1943
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Vance joined the Navy, serving as a World War II naval gunnery officer in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He left the Navy in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant senior grade.
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
USS Hale (DD-642)

Hale received six battle stars for World War II service.

Hale departed 8 November 1943 for the invasion of the Gilbert Islands, the first step in America's amphibious sweep across Micr... 
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1943
Battle of Tarawa
Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbe... More
Memories
Hale departed 8 November 1943 for the invasion of the Gilbert Islands, the first step in America's a... 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
1944
Hale to Pearl Harbor 8 December to train the next assault and sailed 21 December for the Ellice
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1943 - 1943
Naval Ordnance Plant, Baldwin, Long Island
Naval Ordnance Plant, Baldwin, Long Island
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1943
Officer Training Command, Newport (OTCN)  (Faculty Staff)
Officer Training Command, Newport (OTCN) (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1942 - 1942
Direct Commissioned Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC) (Newport, RI)
School
Direct Commissioned Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC) (Newport, RI)
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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
LT Vance, gunnery officer, WWII.

A Navy veteran of World War II, Vance also served as secretary of the Army in the Kennedy administration and as deputy secretary of defense in the Johnson administrati... 
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1942
Service from 1942

 
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