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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1917 - 1956
Home State
Illinois
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral


Location
Illinois
Apr 08, 1987
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
2003
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
2003
Service to 1956
Military Sealift Fleet Support Command  (MSC/MSFSC)/Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Military Sealift Fleet Support Command (MSC/MSFSC)/Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1953 - 1956
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Army Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Army, performs exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsi... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admiral Francis Compton Denebrink (... More
1955
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
1950 - 1953
Commander, Service Force, Pacific Fleet
Commander, Service Force, Pacific Fleet
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1949 - 1953
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
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
USS Holland (AS-3)
USS Holland (AS-3)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Show Comments
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1945 - 1949
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
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit to Rear Admiral Francis Compton Denebrink (NSN: 0-10970), ... More
1948
Commander, Service Force, Pacific Fleet/Commander, Service Squadron TEN (COMSERVRON TEN)
Commander, Service Force, Pacific Fleet/Commander, Service Squadron TEN (COMSERVRON TEN)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1945 - 1946
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1945 - 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
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 Rear Admiral Francis Compton Denebrink (NSN: 0-10970), United... More
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
Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command, Pacific
Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command, Pacific
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1944 - 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
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain Francis Compton Denebrink (NSN: 0-10970), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious co... More
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
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1942 - 1943
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1942 - 1942
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Captain Francis Compton Denebrink (NSN: 0-10970), United States Navy, for heroism and outs... More
1942
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
Description Pending
1942
Operation Torch
Description
Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) ( 8 - 16 November 1942) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which st... More
1942 - 1942
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1939 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A
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
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1936 - 1939
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1934 - 1936
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1934 - 1936
USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1933 - 1934
Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1932 - 1934
USS Augusta (CA-31)
USS Augusta (CA-31)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1932 - 1933
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1931 - 1932
USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1930 - 1931
USS Mccormick (DD-223)
USS Mccormick (DD-223)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1929 - 1930
16th Naval District
16th Naval District
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1928 - 1929
The White House
The White House
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1927 - 1928
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1926 - 1928
USS Shirk (DD-318)
USS Shirk (DD-318)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1924 - 1926
USS Bainbridge (DD-246)
USS Bainbridge (DD-246)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1923 - 1924
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1922 - 1923
USS Stribling (DD-96)
USS Stribling (DD-96)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1921 - 1922
USS Birmingham (CL-2)
USS Birmingham (CL-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1919 - 1921
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
Description Pending
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
1917 - 1918
Service from 1917
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1913 - 1917

 
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