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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1930 - 1959
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Home State
Montana
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols


Location
Montana
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
May 20, 1991
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
2003
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
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
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
2003
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
2003
Service to 1959
USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1954 - 1955
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Rank
Captain
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1953 - 1954
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... 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 Silver Star to Commander Wreford Goss Chapple (NSN: 0-63394), United States Navy... More
1946
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... 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 Silver Star to Commander Wreford Goss Chapple (NSN: 0-63394), United State... More
1945
USS Bream (SS-243)
USS Bream (SS-243)
Rank
Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1944 - 1944
Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission)
Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1943 - 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
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 Commander Wreford Goss Chapple (NSN: 0-63394), United S... More
1943
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Commander Wreford Goss Chapple (NSN: 0-63394), United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidit... More
1943
USS S-38 (SS-143)
USS S-38 (SS-143)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1940 - 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
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Wreford Goss Chapple (NSN: 0-63394), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line o... More
1942
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
By USS PERMIT (SS-178) from Corregidor PI
Description
delivers ammunition to Corregidor P. I. and evacuates certain military personnel
1942 - 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
1941
USS Perch (SS-176)
USS Perch (SS-176)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1940
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1937 - 1938
USS PIKE (SS-173)
USS PIKE (SS-173)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1935 - 1937
USS S-38 (SS-143)
USS S-38 (SS-143)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1934 - 1935
USS S-38 (SS-143)
USS S-38 (SS-143)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1933 - 1934
COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 5
COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 5
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1933 - 1933
USS Canopus (AS-9)
USS Canopus (AS-9)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Show Comments
Ensign Ensign
1933 - 1933
16th Naval District
16th Naval District
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1932 - 1933
Submarine School Officers Basic
Submarine School Officers Basic
Rank
Ensign
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1932 - 1932
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1932 - 1932
USS Milwaukee (CL-5)
USS Milwaukee (CL-5)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1930 - 1932
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1926 - 1930
Service from 1930

 
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