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HALSEY, William Frederick "Bull", Fleet Admiral [1882-1959] -- American naval officer

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General Douglas MacArthur once called Admiral "Bull" Halsey "America's greatest fighting admiral." That he was. His choice of brute force over fancy tactics earned him the sobriquet "Bull" from the press, though he was "Bill" to his friends. He served 43 years in the United States Navy, from his 1904 Annapolis graduation to his retirement in 1947 as Admiral of the Fleet. He served in two wars.  -30-
 

Decorations


Abdon Calderon of Balboa (Panama)
American Area Campaign medal
American Defense Service medal
Army DSM
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal
Diploma (Chile)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) w/3 gold stars
Gold Cross of Chevalier
Grand Cross of Legion of Merit (Chile)
Hon. Knight Commander British Empire (KBE)
Insignia Al Merito (1st class)
Mexican Service Medal
National Order of the Southern Cross (Grand Cross) (Brazil)
Navy Cross
Order of Ayacucho (Peru)
Order of Naval Merit (Cuba)
Order of the Liberator (Venezuela)
Order of the Redeemer (Greece)
Philippine Liberation Campaign ribbon w/2 stars
Presidential Unit Citation
Supreme Chief in the Order of the Inotzal (Guatemala)
Victory Medal w/Destroyer clasp
World War II Victory medal

Chronology

1917-1918
Commands a destroyer patrol force in WW1
1933-1934
Graduates from both Navy and Army War Colleges
1935
Qualifies as naval aviator
1938
Promoted to real admiral
1940
Vice admiral
1942
Leads task force attack on Marshall and Gilbert Islands
1942
Admiral
1942
Commander of Allied naval forces in South Pacific
1942
Defeats Japanese in 3-day Solomon Islands battle
1942/04/18
Halsey's Enterprise (CV-6) escorts Hornet (CV-7) in launch of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
1942/11
Halsey wins engagement at Guadalcanal
1944/06/15
U.S. Third Fleet created, with Halsey as commander
1944/10
Battle of Leyte Gulf
1945
Admiral of the Fleet
1946
Released from active duty
1947/04
Retired

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