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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1926 - 1967
Home Country
Philippines
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Philippines
Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)
Location of Interment
Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia
Jan 20, 1992
Service to 1967
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

Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for actions during the Viet-Nam War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admir... 
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1967
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
1967
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
1967
National War College
National War College
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1964 - 1967
Chief  Naval Air Basic Training (CNABATRA)
Chief Naval Air Basic Training (CNABATRA)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1961 - 1964
Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1960 - 1961
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
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
NAS Memphis
NAS Memphis
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1958 - 1960
Carrier Division 5 (COMCARDIV 5)
Carrier Division 5 (COMCARDIV 5)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1957 - 1958
Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC)
Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1955 - 1956
Executive Office Secretary of the Navy (EXOS), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Executive Office Secretary of the Navy (EXOS), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1952 - 1954
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1951 - 1952
NAS Norfolk
NAS Norfolk
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1952 - 1952
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1949 - 1951
Commander, Cruiser Division THREE
Commander, Cruiser Division THREE
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1950 - 1951
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
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
CINCPAC HQ, US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
CINCPAC HQ, US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1945 - 1949
USS Manila Bay (CVE-61)
USS Manila Bay (CVE-61)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1944 - 1945
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 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 Captain Fitzhugh ... 
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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
USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1942 - 1944
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 World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Fitzhugh Lee (NSN: 0-60424), United States Navy, f... 
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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
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 Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
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
1944 - 1944
Battle of Surigao Strait
Description
The Battle of Surigao Strait took place here on October 25, 1944, when the "cross the T" incident took place as American battleships fire their guns over Vice Admiral Shoji Nishimura's Southern Force;... 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
1944 - 1944
Battle of Samar
Description
The Battle of Samar (25 October 1944) was the nearest the Japanese came to success during the battle of Leyte Gulf and saw a powerful Japanese battleship force come close to destroying a force of Amer... More
1944 - 1944
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
1944 - 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
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
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
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
Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
Description
Air strikes from the carrier Wasp (CV-18).
1943 - 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
1943 - 1943
Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Caracas - Venezuela
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1940 - 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
1941
VS-5
VS-5
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1940
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 1939
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
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
VF-6 Tomcatters
VF-6 Tomcatters
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1938
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1936 - 1938
USS Augusta (CA-31)
USS Augusta (CA-31)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1935 - 1935
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1932 - 1933
USS Lexington (CV-2)
USS Lexington (CV-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1930 - 1931
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1929 - 1929
Naval Flight School
Naval Flight School
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Pensacola - Florida
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1928 - 1929
USS Lexington (CV-2)
USS Lexington (CV-2)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1927 - 1928
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1926 - 1926
Service from 1926

 
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