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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1930 - 1950
Home State
West Virginia
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols


Location
West Virginia
Plot Coordinates
Plot: Columbarium 1
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jun 20, 1990
Service to 1950
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1950 - 1950
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
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
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1946 - 1949
US Naval Group China (SACO)
US Naval Group China (SACO)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1944 - 1945
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
Staff SACO Chungking 14 Jul 1944 - 31 Mar 1945
1945
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
Walter Gale Ebert
Staff SACO Chungking 14 Jul 1944 - 31 Mar 1945

Lieutenant 2 Jun 1938
Lieutenant Commander (T) 15 Jun 1942
Commander (T) 15 Oct 1942
Captain (T) 15 Nov 1945
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 Scamp (SS-277)
USS Scamp (SS-277)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1942 - 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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
1944
New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The last obstacle in liberating all of New Guinea island was the Vogelkop Peninsula in Dutch New Guinea. The Japanese resistance on the peninsula gathered at Manokwari, and MacArthur did not wish to c... More
Memories
18 Sep 1943
USS Scamp (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ebert) torpedoes and damages the Japanese army cargo ship Kansai
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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
Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during the Second World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Walter Gale Ebert (NSN: 0-63429), Uni... 
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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
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Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Second World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander Walter Gale Ebert (NSN: 0-63429), U... 
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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
Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Second 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 Silver Star to Comm... 
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1943
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
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Legion of Merit with Combat "V"
Awarded for actions during the Second World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Comma... 
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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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
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
W.G. Ebert, six war patrol, USS Scamp (SS-277) between January 1943 and February 1944.
1943
Battle of Bismarck Sea
Description
The Battle of the Bismarck Sea (2–4 March 1943) took place in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II when aircraft of the U.S. Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)... More
Memories
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Command... More
1943 - 1943
USS Scamp (SS-277)
USS Scamp (SS-277)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
USS S-37 (SS-142)
USS S-37 (SS-142)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1940 - 1941
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
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
LT Ebert, commanding officer submarine USS S-37 (142), 22 Jun 1940 to 11 Aug 1941.
1940
USS R-2 (SS-79)
USS R-2 (SS-79)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 1940
Submarine School (diesel)
Submarine School (diesel)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1938 - 1939
USS No Name (PE-56)
USS No Name (PE-56)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1937 - 1938
USS Saratoga (CC-3)
USS Saratoga (CC-3)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
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Ensign Ensign
1932 - 1934
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
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Ensign Ensign
1930 - 1932
Service from 1930
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
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1926 - 1930

 
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