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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1934 - 1974
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
West Virginia
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
West Virginia
Location of Interment
Annapolis National Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Feb 10, 1995
Service to 1974
6th Naval District
6th Naval District
Rank
Vice Admiral
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Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1972 - 1974
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
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Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral Walter Harlen Baumberger, United States Navy, was awarded the Navy Distinguis... 
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1974
US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
Rank
Vice Admiral
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Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1970 - 1972
US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
US Pacific Command (USCINCPAC/USPACOM)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1967 - 1970
COMCRUDESPAC
COMCRUDESPAC
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1965 - 1967
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
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Legion of Merit
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Walter H. Baumberger, United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorio... 
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1967
DCNO (Operations), Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO)
DCNO (Operations), Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1963 - 1965
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
Legion of Merit
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Walter H. Baumberger, United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstand... 
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1965
COMCRUDESFLOT 3
COMCRUDESFLOT 3
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1962 - 1963
Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet
Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1960 - 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
Description Pending
1961
USS Canberra (CAG-2)
USS Canberra (CAG-2)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1960 - 1960
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1958 - 1960
USS Truckee (AO-147)
USS Truckee (AO-147)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1957 - 1958
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1955 - 1957
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1954 - 1955
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1953 - 1954
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Rank
Commander
Comments
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Commander Commander
1951 - 1953
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1948 - 1951
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
USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1946 - 1948
USS Gainard (DD-706)
USS Gainard (DD-706)
Rank
Commander
Comments
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Commander Commander
1946 - 1946
USS English (DD-696)
USS English (DD-696)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1945 - 1946
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1943 - 1945
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
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Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Commander Walter Har... 
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1945
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
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Bronze Star with Combat "V"
Awarded for actions during the World War II

Citation:
"For meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the USS ENGLISH in operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Paci... 
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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
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
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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
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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
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
Bronze Star with Combat "V"
Awarded for actions during the World War II

Citation:
"For meritorious serv



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1945 - 1945
USS New York (BB-34)
USS New York (BB-34)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1939 - 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
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1943
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
Memories
Algeria Morocco landings
1942 - 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
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1941
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1939 - 1939
USS Hovey (DD-208)
USS Hovey (DD-208)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1938 - 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
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1939
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1934 - 1938
Service from 1934
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
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1930 - 1934

 
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