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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1939 - 1969
NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
Home State
Virginia
Captain Captain
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
Virginia
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Nov 29, 2003
Service to 1969
COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)/COMPHIBRON 8
COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)/COMPHIBRON 8
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1965 - 1969
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated
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Memories
COMPHIBRON EIGHT. Commanding Officer, Amphibious Forces Squadron 8, Vietnam.
1965 - 1969
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
Naval Forces Vietnam
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Description
Description Pending
1966
USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)
USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)
Rank
Captain
NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
Comments
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Captain Captain
1961 - 1963
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
USS Francis Marion, Cuban Crisis. Awarded: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E", Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (C... More
1962
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer... More
Description
USS Francis Marion, Cuban Crisis. Awarded: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E", Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (C... More
1962
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
USS Francis Marion, Cuban Crisis. Awarded: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E", Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (C... More
1962
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
WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
1961
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Captain Captain
1959 - 1960
Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Faculty Staff)
Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Commander Commander
1957 - 1958
Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet/Commander, Amphibious Support Force
Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet/Commander, Amphibious Support Force
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Commander Commander
1955 - 1956
Commander Middle Eastern Force (COMMIDEASTFOR)
Commander Middle Eastern Force (COMMIDEASTFOR)
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
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Commander Commander
1953 - 1954
Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
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Commander Commander
1950 - 1953
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
WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
1950
USS Shea (MMD-30)
USS Shea (MMD-30)
Rank
Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Commander Commander
1947 - 1949
COMDESDEVGRU 1
COMDESDEVGRU 1
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1945 - 1946
USS Hughes (DD-410)
USS Hughes (DD-410)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1945 - 1946
USS O'Neill (DE-188)
USS O'Neill (DE-188)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
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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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
1945
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
1945
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
1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
Memories
During his distinguished naval service he held nine commands: three during World War II; an anti sub... 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
During his distinguished naval service he held nine commands: three during World War II; an anti sub... More
1945 - 1945
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
Memories
During his distinguished naval service he held nine commands: three during World War II; an anti sub... More
1944 - 1945
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
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 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
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
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
During his distinguished naval service he held nine commands: three during World War II; an anti sub... More
1944 - 1944
Surface Vessels USS No Name
Surface Vessels USS No Name
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1943
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
1943
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
WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
1943
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
1943
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
1943
Convoy Duty / East Bound Atlantic Transit
Description
East Bound Transit
Memories
During his distinguished naval service he held nine commands: three during World War II; an anti sub... More
1943 - 1943
Submarine/Anti-Submarine Schools
Submarine/Anti-Submarine Schools
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Location
Anti-Submarine School, Miami FL - Florida
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1942
USS Lexington (CV-2)
USS Lexington (CV-2)
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1939 - 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
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
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1935 - 1939
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
Service from 1939

 
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