Chung-Hoon, Gordon Pai'ea, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1957-1959, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1934 - 1959
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
Honolulu, HI
Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Date of Passing
Jul 24, 1979
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
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M 454A

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RADM Chung-Hoon was the first Asian-American to be appointed to and graduate from the US Naval Academy. When he was promoted to Rear Admiral upon his retirement, he became the first Asian-American flag officer of the US Navy.

After his Navy service, Gordon Chucng-Hoon served as the director of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (1/1961-6/1963). He then worked as a realtor.
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Sigsbee (DD-502)
General Orders: Commander 1st Carrier Task Force Pacific: Serial 0534 (1945)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Gordon Paiea Chung-Hoon, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of this profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. SIGSBEE (DD-502), a unit of an Advanced Picket Group, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, on 14 April 1945. Although his ship suffered major damage when struck by an enemy plane and all power was lost, Commander Chung-Hoon coolly carried out defensive maneuvers and directed his anti-aircraft batteries in delivering prolonged and effective fire against the continued heavy enemy air attack. Afterwards, he supervised damage-control procedure which resulted in his ship being made sea-worthy for a safe return to port under its own restored power. Commander Chung-Hoon's gallant fighting spirit, courage and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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USS Arizona (BB-39)
Pennsylvania Class Battleship: Displacement 31,400 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 6" (oa) x 97' 1" x 29' 10" (Max). Armament 12 x 14"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3" +2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 34,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 915. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, March 16, 1914. Launched June 19, 1915. Commissioned October 17, 1916. Decommissioned (War Loss). Stricken December 1, 1942. Fate: Sunk by Japanese aircraft during attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 1941. Arizona still rests in the berth where she sank. A Memorial to her crew was built over the wreck in 1962. 1,177 Officers and Men were lost with the ship and remain on duty inside her rusting hulk. The wreck is still bleeding fuel oil, more than 70 years after her sinking.

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Fuqua, Samuel Glen, RADM, (1919-1953) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Lohmann, Philip Daniel, RADM, (1923-1953) OFF Lieutenant Commander
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Hollis, William Ralph, LTJG, (1937-1941) OFF 00X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Langdell, Joe, LCDR, (1941-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Booth, Robert Sinclair, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Brooks, Robert Neal, ENS, (1941-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Cloues, Edward, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
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Emery, Jack Marvin, ENS, (1939-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Evans, Evan Frederick, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF Ensign
Gazecki, Philip Robert, ENS, (1941-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Halloran, William Ignatius, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Haverfield, James Wallace, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
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Langdell, Joseph Kopcho, LCDR, (1940-1945) OFF 8853 Ensign
McClung, Harvey Manford, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
Merrill, Howard, ENS, (1936-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
O'Neill Jr., William, ENS OFF 00X Ensign
Olsen, Edward, ENS OFF 00X Ensign
Wolf, George Alexanderson, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
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Kirkpatrick, Thomas Leroy, CAPT, (1918-1941) OFF 410X Captain
Van Valkenburgh, Franklin, CAPT, (1905-1941) Captain
Johnson, Samuel, CDR Commander
Crowley, Thomas Ewing, LCDR, (1930-1941) OFF 220X Lieutenant Commander
MASTERSON, Kleber, VADM, (1930-1969) Lieutenant
Gosselin, Edward, ENS, (1940-1941) 00 00E Ensign
Jones, Thomas, ENS Ensign
King Jr., Robert, ENS Ensign
Leopold, Robert, ENS, (1940-1941) Ensign
Lomax, Frank, ENS Ensign
Marsh, Jr., Benjamin, ENS, (1940-1941) Ensign
Nowosacki, Theodore, ENS Ensign
Paine, Jr., Roger Warde, RADM, (1939-1972) Ensign
Carter, Paxton Turner, P.C., (1934-1941) WO WO Pay Clerk (WO)
Lake, John Ervin, P.C., (1928-1941) WO WO Pay Clerk (WO)
Winter, Edward, Bosn., (1932-1941) WO WO Boatswain (WO)
Manlove, Arthur Cleon, R.E., (1923-1941) Warrant Officer
Connelly, Richard E., CPO, (1924-1941) QM QM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ebel, Walter Charles, CPO, (1926-1941) TC TC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gross, Milton, CPO, (1933-1941) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
House, Clem, CPO WT WT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Isham, Orville, CPO GM GM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kagarice, Harold, CPO Chief Petty Officer
Lamb, George, CPO Chief Petty Officer
Levar, Frank, CPO Chief Petty Officer
Maddox, Raymond, CPO, (1937-1941) Chief Petty Officer
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