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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
1916 - 1919
Home State
New York
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
New York
May 22, 1949
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
Rank
Special Agent
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1955 - 1993
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
this is a substitute; the Navy DSM for the DSM/US. Awarded by President Harry Truman, March 1949, just two months before Forrestal's death.
1949
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
Memories
As the Secretary of the Navy, Forrestal traveled to combat zones to see naval forces in action. He w... More
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 t
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Memories
Forrestal traveled to combat zones to see naval forces in action as the Under Secretary of the Navy ... More
1941 - 1945
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learne... More
Memories
As the Secretary of the Navy, Forrestal traveled to combat zones to see naval forces in action. He w... More
1944 - 1944
Service to 1919
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Washington DC - United States
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1918 - 1919
Naval Reserve Forces Command
Naval Reserve Forces Command
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1917 - 1919
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
United States navy, Lieutenant Junior Grade, World War I.
1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
Memories
When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and ultimately became a Naval Aviator, training ... More
1917 - 1918
Recruit Training (Quonset Point, RI)
School
Recruit Training (Quonset Point, RI)
1917
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
Rank
Seaman Apprentice
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1917 - 1917
Service from 1916

 
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