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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1941 - 1973
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Alabama
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea


Location
Alabama
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jun 21, 2013
Service to 1973
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1972 - 1973
COMPATWING 5 (CPW-5)/Anti-submarine Warfare Center (ASWOC)
COMPATWING 5 (CPW-5)/Anti-submarine Warfare Center (ASWOC)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1970 - 1971
Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1968 - 1970
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Rank
Captain
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
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Captain Captain
1967 - 1968
USS Princeton (LPH-5)
USS Princeton (LPH-5)
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Captain Captain
1966 - 1966
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
PRINCETON (LPH-5) --
Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr., is Princeton's new skipper. He relieved Captain T. J. Gallagher, Jr., while the LPH was in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. (notice appeared in: Naval Avia... 
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1966
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
PRINCETON (LPH-5)
Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr., is Princeton's new skipper. He relieved Captain T. J. Gallagher, Jr., while the LPH was in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. (notice appeared in: Naval Aviation... 
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1966
USS Aucilla (AO-56)
USS Aucilla (AO-56)
Rank
Captain
NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
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Captain Captain
1964 - 1964
The White House
The White House
Rank
Captain
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
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Captain Captain
1962 - 1964
The White House
The White House
Rank
Commander
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
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Commander Commander
1961 - 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
UCLA/USC Consortium NROTC (Faculty Staff)
UCLA/USC Consortium NROTC (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
113X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Warfare
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1951 - 1952
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1949 - 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
Naval Flight Schools
Naval Flight Schools
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1945 - 1947
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
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
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
Description Pending
1943
USS San Francisco (CA-38)
USS San Francisco (CA-38)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Ensign Ensign
1942 - 1943
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
Memories
Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of Americ
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1942 - 1943
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 World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Ensign Tazewell Taylor Shepard, Jr. (NSN: 0-165426), U... 
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1942
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
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
1942
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
1942
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
1942
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
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1941 - 1942
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
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
1941
Service from 1941

 
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