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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Captain
Service Years
1930 - 1961
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
California
Captain Captain
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
California
Plot Coordinates
Sec: 3-U, Site: 1
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jan 04, 1999
Service to 1961
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
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
NAVBASE Guantanamo Bay
NAVBASE Guantanamo Bay
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1958 - 1961
USS Chemung (AO-30)
USS Chemung (AO-30)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1954 - 1955
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
USS Chemung (AO-30): 14 November to 3 December 1954 and
20 January to 10 February 1955
1954
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
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
COMPATRECONFORPAC/NAVSUPDEPT
COMPATRECONFORPAC/NAVSUPDEPT
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1947 - 1949
USS Henry A. Wiley (DD-749)
USS Henry A. Wiley (DD-749)
Rank
Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
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Commander Commander
1945 - 1946
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 Commander Paul Henrik Bjarnason (NSN: 0-77152), United... 
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1945
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
Comments
Legion of Merit
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Commander Paul Henrik Bjarna... 
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1945
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
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Commander Paul Henrik Bjarnason (NSN: 0-77152)... 
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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
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the

U.S.S. HENRY A. WILEY

for service as set forth in the following

CI... 
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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
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
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
1941 - 1945
Mine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
Mine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
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
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
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
USS Stockton (DD-646)
USS Stockton (DD-646)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1942 - 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
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
USS Bowditch (AGS-21)
USS Bowditch (AGS-21)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1940 - 1941
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
1939
USS Hamilton (DD-141)
USS Hamilton (DD-141)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1938 - 1939
Naval Hydrographic Office
Naval Hydrographic Office
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1937 - 1938
USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1936 - 1937
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
Rank
Other Service Rank
Comments
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1934 - 1935
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1931 - 1932
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
School
Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
1930
Service from 1930

 
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