SHEPARD, Tazewell, Jr., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 113X, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Service Years
1941 - 1973
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Mobile, Alabama
Last Address
Huntsville, Alabama

Date of Passing
Jun 21, 2013
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Presidential Service Badge Office of the Secretary of Defense US Strategic Command Badge

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

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Rear Admiral Tazewell Taylor Shepard, Jr. USN (Ret.)
Navy Cross, Guadalcanal, November 1942
Naval Aide to President Kennedy

Naval officer, business executive.
Born – Jan. 22, 1921, in Mobile, Ala.
Education – U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., accelerated program 1941/1943; U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, M.Sc., 1951; and U.C.L.A., M.Sc., 1952.

Entered Navy's Pacific Theater WWII as an Ensign in 1942 and awarded the Navy Cross 11/42, advanced to Rear Vice-Admiral in 1968; Naval Aide to White House 1961-1964; later commanded USS Aucilla and USS Princeton; deputy director of operations for Joint Chiefs of Staff; director of East Asia and Pacific Region office of the assistant Secretary of Defense for international security affairs; commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 2 and of Joint Strategic Integrated Planning System until retirement in 1973; subsequently executive vice president of Occidental International, subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum. 

Who’s Who in America, 1978. 
Author: John F. Kennedy; Man of the Sea. New York; William Morrow, 1965.
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  1942-1943, 111X, USS San Francisco (CA-38)


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111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

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USS San Francisco (CA-38)
Hull number CA-38

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Surface Vessels USS R-U

Heavy Cruiser

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2015
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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), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on board the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38), during an engagement with Japanese naval forces near Savo Island in the Solomon Islands on the night of on November 12 and 13 1942. With great coolness and courage Ensign Shepard remained at his post until his director station could no longer be operated. He then proceeded to areas which had suffered heavy casualties and organized an auxiliary dressing station to which he directed the removal of personnel. Throughout the following action, his tireless efforts to restore casualties resulted in the saving of many lives. His gallant spirit of self-sacrifice, maintained above and beyond the call of duty, was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Services.

General Orders: Commander South Pacific Area & Forces: Serial 066 (November 6, 1942)
Action Date: November 12 - 13, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Division: U.S.S. San Francisco (CA-38)

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USS San Francisco at Guadalcanal
USS San Francisco at San Francisco Bay
30 Members Also There at Same Time
USS San Francisco (CA-38)

Crouter, Mark H., CDR, (1919-1942) OFF 111X Commander
Schonland, Herbert Emery, RADM, (1925-1947) OFF 111X Commander
Cummings, Damon Morris, LCDR, (1931-1942) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Schonland, Herbert Emery, RADM, (1925-1947) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Eisner, Jacques Rodney, LTJG, (1940-1942) OFF 116X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Japp, Edwin, PO2 OFF 000X Petty Officer Second Class
Harris, Albert Thomas, LTJG, (1941-1942) OFF 619X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Cain, David, CPO, (1939-1945) WT WT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Harmon, Leonard Roy, PO1, (1939-1942) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Keppler, Reinhardt John, PO1, (1936-1942) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Porter, Gery, CPO, (1940-1946) FN FN-9760 Petty Officer Second Class
Powell, William Thomas, PO2, (1939-1942) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Donaldson, Lyle, MCPO, (1940-1975) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Loy, Jackson Keith, PO3, (1940-1942) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Spangenberg, Kenneth Jerome, PO3, (1940-1942) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cates, William Finnie (Red), S2c, (1941-1942) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Slater, Frank Olga, S2c, (1942-1942) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Dalton, Marlin Clyde, HA2c, (1942-1942) HA HA-0000 Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
Ward, Harold, PO1, (1940-1959) SD SD-0000 Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
McMorris, Charles Horatio, VADM, (1912-1952) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
Scott, Norman Nicholas, RADM, (1907-1942) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
McCandless, Bruce, RADM, (1928-1952) OFF Commander
Thomas, John Andrew, LT, (1934-1942) OFF Lieutenant
Simmons, Guy Barton, (1942-1946) [Other Service Rank]
Callaghan, Daniel Judson, RADM, (1911-1942) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Young, Cassin, CAPT, (1912-1942) Captain
Wintle, Jack W,, LCDR, (1932-1942) Lieutenant Commander
Bennett, John Edward, CAPT, (1941-1966) Lieutenant
Bennett, John Edward, CAPT, (1941-1966) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Fischer, Harry Frederick, CAPT, (1935-1970) Ensign
Porter, Gery, CPO, (1940-1946) Petty Officer Third Class
Eisele, George Raymond, S2c, (1941-1942) Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class

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