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Home Town Mobile, Alabama
Last Address Huntsville, Alabama
Date of Passing Jun 21, 2013
Location of Interment Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates Not Specified
Last Known Activity
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.
Other Memories Tazewell Taylor Shepard Jr. was born in Mobile, Ala., and was a premedical student at the University of Alabama when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with the class of 1943 in an accelerated wartime program.
By mid 1942, Shepard was already in the Pacific on board the USS San Francisco. He was awarded the Navy Cross in November 1942 for action during the Battle of Guadalcanal.