Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM

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Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1953-1956, Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), Military Sealift Fleet Support Command (MSC/MSFSC)
Service Years
1917 - 1956
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San Francisco, CA
Last Address
San Francisco, CA

Date of Passing
Apr 08, 1987
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Legion of Merit - 1945

Name of Award
Legion of Merit


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Sep 19, 2010
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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 Rear Admiral Francis Compton Denebrink (NSN: 0-10970), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commander Fleet Operational Training Command, United States Pacific Fleet from April 1944 to July 1945. His professional ability and wide experience were of extreme importance in the administration of training programs for all types of ships, and thousands of officers and enlisted personnel. Ships were prepared to operate efficiently with other units, and crew were familiarized with new and improved equipment and advanced methods for its operation. In successfully providing for and accomplishing the tremendous task of preparing inexperienced forces to meet a ruthless and determined foe, Rear Admiral Denebrink contributed vitally toward our defeat of the Japanese Empire. His initiative, mature judgment, and devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 36121 (August 17, 1945)
Action Date: April 1944 - July 1945
Service: Navy
Rank: Rear Admiral
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