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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1940 - 1970
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Arkansas
Captain Captain


Location
Arkansas
Feb 06, 2006
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
Vietnam
1974
Service to 1970
Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, Hawaii
Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, Hawaii
Rank
Captain
Location
Oahu - Hawaii
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Captain Captain
1965 - 1967
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Captain Captain
1962 - 1965
USS Union (AKA-106)
USS Union (AKA-106)
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Captain Captain
1961 - 1962
Training Exercise - Tulungan '62
Description
"EXERCISE TULUNGAN" - INVOLVING A FORCE OF 37,000 MEN, 80 SHIPS AND 400 AIRCRAFT OF THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION - SWUNG INTO ACTION OFF THE PHILIPPINES ISLANDS, MARCH 26TH. IT WAS THE LARG... More
Memories
In February, Union learned that her deployment had been extended two weeks so she could participate ... More
1962 - 1962
Bureau of Ordnance/Naval Inspector of Ordnance, Mishawaka, In
Bureau of Ordnance/Naval Inspector of Ordnance, Mishawaka, In
Rank
Commander
Location
Mishawaka - Indiana
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
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Commander Commander
1958 - 1961
USS Rowan (DD-782)
USS Rowan (DD-782)
Rank
Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Commander Commander
1956 - 1958
USS Bexar (APA-237)
USS Bexar (APA-237)
Rank
Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Commander Commander
1955 - 1956
First Taiwan Strait Crisis (China)
Description
The First Taiwan Strait Crisis (also called the 1954–1955 Taiwan Strait Crisis, the Formosa Crisis, the Offshore Islands Crisis or the 1955 Taiwan Strait Crisis) was a brief armed conflict that took p... More
Memories
X.O. of the USS Bexar (APA-237)
Tachen Islands Evacuation

Bexar made another tour of the Far East (23


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1955 - 1955
Cold War Event - Tachen Islands Evacuation (China)
Description
The development of the international situation with regard to Formosa and the
Nationalist-held offshore islands of China in February and March is described below
under cross-headings.
Following repeat
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Memories
Bexar made another tour of the Far East (23 October 1954 - 22 April 1955) during which she participa... More
1955 - 1955
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
Korean War
1954
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
His next three years he spent at sea as Executive Officer of the USS NORRIS and as Gunnery Officer of USS ROCHESTER and USS IOWA. During this period he received a second and third Bronze Star Medal, t... More
1954
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Description
Defense of South Korea Invasion - 1950
1954
Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) Chincoteague
Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) Chincoteague
Rank
Commander
Location
Chincoteague - Virginia
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Commander Commander
1952 - 1954
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
Memories
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

USS Rochester was at Sangley Point, Philippine Is

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1950 - 1953
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
Not sure of date received.
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951
Gunnery Officer of USS Iowa (BB-61)
1951-1952
1952
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
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

USS Rochester was at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands, when President Truman ordered the 7th Fleet into action, and was operating with Carrier Task ... 
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1952
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
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

USS Rochester was at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands, when President Truman ordered the 7th Fleet into action, and was operating with Carrier Task ... 
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1952
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
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

USS Rochester was at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands, when President Truman ordered the 7th Fleet into action, and was operating with Carrier Task ... 
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1952
USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1951 - 1952
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
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

USS Rochester was at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands, when President Truman ordered the 7th Fleet into action, and was operating with Carrier Task ... 
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1951
Siege of Wonsan
Description
The Blockade of Wonsan, or the Siege of Wonsan, from February 16, 1951 to July 27, 1953, during the Korean War, was the longest naval blockade in modern history, lasting 861 days. UN naval forces, pri... More
Memories
Gunnery Officer of USS Iowa (BB-61)
1951-1952

On 25 May Iowa, following her sister ship Missouri's exa


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1951 - 1951
USS Rochester (CA-124)
USS Rochester (CA-124)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1949 - 1951
Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
Description
(September 15–26, 1950) in the Korean War, an amphibious landing by U.S. and South Korean forces at the port of Inchon, near the South Korean capital, Seoul. A daring operation planned and executed un... More
Memories
Gunnery Officer of USS Rochester (CA-124) 1949-1951

Vice Admiral Struble's flagship, Rochester's guns

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1950 - 1950
USS Norris (DD-859)
USS Norris (DD-859)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1949 - 1949
Commander, Eighth Fleet
Commander, Eighth Fleet
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1945 - 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
During World War II he served as Assistant Gunnery Officer aboard USS ST LOUIS, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with seven... More
1945
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
During World War II he served as Assistant Gunnery Officer aboard USS ST LOUIS, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with seven... More
1945
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
During World War II he served as Assistant Gunnery Officer aboard USS St. Louis (CL-49), and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal w... More
1945
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
Philippines Campaign (1944?1945)
1945
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
Battle of Okinawa
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
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Japan, Philippines and China
August-November 1945
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
While serving on the USS St. Louis (CL-49).
1945
China War Memorial Medal (1941-1945)
Criteria
This medal was established as the Medal in Commemoration of Victory in the Resistance Against Aggression, but is more commonly known as the China War Memorial Medal. It was established by the Republic... More
Comments
While serving aboard the USS St. Louis (CL-49).

On 25 July 1945, St. Louis shifted to TF 95, and on the 28th, she supported air strikes against Japanese installations on the Asiatic mainland.

Post-war d... 
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1945
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
Memories
On 1 March 1945, St. Louis departed California, and at mid-month, she joined the fast carrier force ... More
1945 - 1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
On 1 March 1945, St. Louis departed California, and at mid-month, she joined the fast carrier force ... More
1945 - 1945
USS St Louis (CL-49)
USS St Louis (CL-49)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1943 - 1945
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
Bougainville Campaign
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
Naval Gunfire in support of Invasion of Guam
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
Battle of Saipan
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
Battle of the Philippine Sea
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
While serving on the USS St. Louis (CL-49).
1944
Battle of Saipan
Description
The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the exped... More
Memories
On 4 June 1944, St. Louis moved north to the Marshalls, where on the 10th, she sailed for the Marian... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
Memories
St. Louis returned to Saipan on June 17th 1944, and shifted to an area north of that island where sh... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
Memories
On 14 July 1944, St. Louis again headed for the Marianas. The next day, she damaged her No. 3 propel... More
1944 - 1944
Leyte Campaign (1944)
Description
The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the amphibious invasion of the Gulf of Leyte in the Philippines by American and Filipino guerrilla forces under the command of General D... More
Memories
St. Louis moved on across the Pacific, via Ulithi and Kossol Roads, to the Philippines, arriving in ... 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
Solomon Islands:
Battle of Kula Gulf
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
Solomon Islands:
Battle of New Georgia
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
Battle of Kolombangara
1943
New Georgia Group Operation
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
USS St. Louis shepherded the convoy into its Nouméan anchorage on the 21st, then shifted to Espiritu... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Kula Gulf
Description
The naval Battle of Kula Gulf took place in the early hours of 6 July 1943 during World War II and was between United States and Japanese ships off the coast of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands.
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Memories
Shortly after midnight on 4?5 July, USS St. Louis participated in the bombardment of Vila and Bairok... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Kolombangara
Description
The Battle of Kolombangara ( known as the Second Battle of Kula Gulf) was a naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the night of 12/13 July 1943, off Kolombangara in the Solomo... More
Memories
Six nights later, the force, TF 18, reinforced by DesRon 12, moved back up the "Slot" from Tulagi, a... More
1943 - 1943
Treasury-Bougainville Operation
Description
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had ... More
Memories
In mid-November, St. Louis returned to the Solomons, and from the 20th-25th covered Marines fighting... More
1943 - 1943
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
1942
USS Concord (CL-10)
USS Concord (CL-10)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1940 - 1942
Service from 1940
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Ensign Ensign
1936 - 1940

 
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