Beach, Edward Latimer, Jr., CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1962, COMSUBGRU 6/COMSUBRON 8
Service Years
1939 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Captain
Captain

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 2002
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran




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Last Known Activity
His Navy Cross Citation reads:

The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Latimer Beach, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action as Executive Officer, Navigator and Assistant Approach Officer on board the U.S.S. TIRANTE (SS-420) on the First War Patrol of that submarine during the period 3 March 1945 to 25 April 1945, in enemy controlled waters of the East China Sea. Lieutenant Commander Beach rendered valiant service to his commanding officer in penetrating mined and shoal-obstructed shallow waters in defiance of hostile shore-based radar stations and aircraft. By his excellent judgment and keen understanding of attack problems, he aided immeasurably in sending torpedoes into targets with deadly accuracy and contributed to the sinking of three Japanese cargo ships, one large transport, a hostile tanker, three patrol frigates, and one lugger, totaling 28,000 tons of shipping vital to the enemy's ability to prosecute the war. Through his experience and sound judgment he assisted in bringing his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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Honors



Sword of the Class of 1897 from the United States Naval Academy



Giant of Adventure Award (1960) from the popular men's magazine Argosy



Honorary Doctor of Science (Sc.D) from the American International College



Magellanic Premium (1961) from the American Philosophical Society



Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History (1987) from the New York Council of the Navy League



Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement (1980; 2000) from the Navy League



 


   
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